Barbuda’s beach blush

What gives Barbuda’s famous pink sand beaches their rosy blush?

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Barbuda’s sandy shores owe their delicate pink blush to marine creatures living in nearby waters. Corals, molluscs, and tiny organisms called foraminifera, pulverised by waves and transported by tides, lend their rosy hues to the island’s gorgeous beaches, stretching for mile upon blissful mile.