Golden sand is overrated. There are a handful of peculiar beaches around the world that go against the grain. They are naturally tinged in a rainbow of various hues, ranging from green to purple. Some sands are subtly tinted while others are quite vivid and distinct. Check out how Mother Nature shows off in this kaleidoscopic collection of unusually colorful beaches.
1. The Pink Sands of Rangiroa, French Polynesia
Rangiroa is a series of idyllic atolls near Tahiti that are popular with scuba divers and paradise seekers. Towards the southeastern side is Les Sables Roses (The Pink Sands), a phenomenal deserted beach with a pretty salmon-pink hue along its eastern corner. You might even spy passing dolphins swimming in this crystal lagoon.