Any shoreline is a good one if you happen to be resting upon it, but that doesn’t mean all are created equal.
Some sandy spots are composed of unique elements that cause them to appear in shades other than, well, sand. They come in a spectrum of pigments, including, you guessed it, Millennial pink. The color comes from shattered pieces of coral and shells in sunrise hues scattered along the coast. This effect makes them both visually stimulating and (more importantly?) Instagram-friendly.
Stock up on seaweed sunscreen and scroll down to see 6 perfectly pastel beaches.
Playa de Ses Illetes: Formentera, Spain
Formentera is “the new Ibiza” for many, a more mellow option favored by the likes of Bob Dylan and Pink Floyd back in the seventies. Its Playa de Ses Illetes is pale pink in color and its hippy vibe draws nudists of all stripes (e.g. families, singles, and others).
If you’re looking for even more sandy experiences, you may want to check out these 7 dreamy desert escapes. Or, these beachy Airbnbs that are perfect for your surf-school getaway.
Originally published December 24, 2017; updated May 23, 2018.
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