Multicoloured beaches around the world

Scotland’s pink Sandwood Bay

Another subtly pink beach, but thanks to a completely different reason. Sandwood Bay gets its hue thanks to the pinkish sandstone in this area. Once again, the pink rock is slowly broken down to pink sand thanks to years of winds, waves and rain. When I visited, weathering action was in full force – sometimes it was a struggle to remain on the beach!

Sandwood Bay is the UK’s most remote bay, accessible only after a 6km hike. But it’s a walk that’s well worth it thanks to the beach’s awesome undulating sand dunes.

Slept nearby here

Next: Scotland’s white Achmelvich Beach