What beach in the Bahamas has pink sand?

Harbour Island in the Bahamas is like something out of a Barbie dream world almost three miles of a baby-pink sand beach. It gets its rose-coloured hue from foraminifera, single-celled marine organisms whose red shells mix with the beach’s white sand, creating its distinct pink colour.

The almost indescribable pale pink color of the sand comes from microscopic coral insects, known as Foraminifera, which have a bright pink or red shell full of holes through which it extends pseudopodia, footings that it uses to attach itself and feed. Foraminifera are among the most abundant single cell organisms in the ocean and play a significant role in the environment. These animals live on the underside of reefs, like the nearby Devil’s Backbone, on the sea floors, beneath rocks, and in caves. After the insect dies, the wave action crushes the bodies and washes the remains ashore and mixes it in with the sand and bits of coral. The pink stands out more in the wet sand at the water’s edge. Unlike other parts of the world, the sand here is always cool, so you can walk about freely with bare feet.

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