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Sandy beaches and turquoise waters form a vision that will inspire wanderlust in most people - especially when the weather cools.
But while you might have imagined white or pale yellow sand, there are a few destinations around the world where the beaches actually have a subtle shade of pink.
One of the most famous example is Pink Sands Beach, a three-mile long stretch of sand on Harbour Island in the Bahamas.
The phenomenon is not caused by pollution or a trick of the light but rather, a micro-organism known as foraminifera.
In the Bahamas, a species of the tiny creatures, Homotrema rubrum, have reddish shells according to the Royal Gazette.
Once they die, they get washed up on to the beaches where they blend in with the sand, pieces of coral and skeletons of other marine organisms to create the famous 'pink sand'.

There are beaches around the world where the sand has a pink hue instead of the usual white or pale yellow. Above, Elafonisi beach in Crete





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It might seem like a trick of the light but it's in fact caused by a micro-organism. Above, Pink Beach on Padar Island in Indonesia's Komodo Flores





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The marine organism is known as foraminifera and some of the species have red shells. Above, Spiaggia Rosa on the island of Budelli in Sardinia



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When the creatures die, they get washed up on to the beaches and blend in with the sand. Above, Balos lagoon on Crete



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Left, Playa de Ses Illetes on the island of Formentera and right, the pink sand at Elafonisi beach in Crete



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One of the most famous example of the phenomenon is Pink Sands Beach, a three-mile long stretch of sand on Harbour Island in the Bahamas



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