Our summer collections of Chalk Bay beach accessories are inspired by vibrant coastlines. Share our wanderlust with a barefoot wander along some of the most colourful beaches in the world.
Pink Sands Beach, The Bahamas.
Harbour Island is where you will find the Bahamas' most famous pink beach which stretches three miles along the eastern coast. Pinks Sands Beach is protected by a coral reef and its sand is a composition of tiny microscopic animals known as Foraminifera, which grow bright red shells that wash ashore and mix with the white sand to create a pink hue.
Mahana Bay, Hawaii.
Also known as Papakolea Beach, this is one of only four green sand beaches in the world. This green sand stretch, located near the southern tip of the island, owes its olive hue to a semi-precious gem called olivine which forms in a volcanic cinder cone. The ocean erodes the stones, crushing them into the fine sand.
Black Sand Beach, Vik, Iceland,
Not all colourful sandy beaches are tropical. Vik is Iceland’s southernmost village and faces the open Atlantic Ocean, framed by a long black volcanic sand and pebble beach. Nearby the spindly Reynisdrangar rock formations stick out of the sea casting dramatic silhouettes.
Only a few miles south of Agadir you'll find a much wilder place to adventure. The windswept stretch of coast of Legzira is internationally famous for its massive natural archways carved out from the red-rock coastal mountains. With its unique beauty this area offers a chance for travellers to really get away from it all.
Lusty Glaze, Cornwall.
Sitting on the edge of Newquay you'll find this beautiful, secluded horseshoe-shaped cove. Sink your toes into a golden sandy beach that sits below soaring cliffs. During the summer months the last rays of sun cast their golden glow across the cove. Setting over the sea and slowly melting into the sparkling cobalt Atlantic Ocean. At low tide take a walk along to neighbouring Porth beach and on to Whipsiderry to take in the wilder beauty of this Cornish coastline.
Zanzibar, East Africa.
If you are fortunate enough to have experienced Zanzibar you'll agree this tropical paradise has some of the world's most beautiful white sand beaches. Tall palms line stretches of coastline where crystal clear turquoise and green waters lap the shore. Wake up early in Matemwe for a feeling of peace as the sun rises out of the ocean. Towards the end of the day we recommend heading to Stone Town for the sundowners on the terrace at Africa House. Watch again as the sun meets the sea.
Sometimes referred to as the Sea of Stars, Vaadoo on the Raa Atoll islands of the Maldives is famous for its bio-luminescence, which is light emitted from living organisms. The ‘stars’ are a result of plankton that glow in the dark when shifted by the waves.
Rainbow Beach, Australia.
To find all the colours in one place head to Rainbow Beach, Australia. Made up of around 74 different hues, Rainbow Beach is possibly the most colourful beach in the world. It is just over half a mile long and much of the sand colours stem from a rich content of minerals, including rutile, ilmenite, zircon and monazite. It's amazing to see layers of colour within the soft rocks lining the coast here.
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