Pink Sands Beach Harbour Island

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Pink Sands Beach Harbour Island

The pink sands beach in Harbour Island Bahamas has been named as one of the top 10 beaches in the world. The beach’s beautiful pale pink sands stretch for 3 miles down the Atlantic side of the island and spans up to 100 feet wide in some areas.

The color of the pink sands beach in Harbour Island Bahamas comes from a microscopic organism that has a reddish-pink shell called foraminifera. The tiny creature lives under rocks and along reefs in the ocean. The waves, current and fish knock these small animals loose breaking their shells apart. These tiny pieces of red and pink shell along with coral and calcium carbonate wash up onto shore and mix with the sand producing the most beautiful pink sand beaches.