A WHITE sandy beach is on most Brits' bucket lists, conjuring up images of beautiful coastlines in Greece or the Caribbean.
But there are some beaches that are even more romantic with pink sand – and a handful can even be found in Europe.
The pinky-red shade is caused by iron minerals in the sand oxidizing with the air.
While these beaches can be found all over the world, there are several spots in Europe where holidaymakers can wiggle the pink sand between their toes.
Paignton Beach, England
Most Brits flock to the English Riviera to visit parts of the Jurassic Coast, the stretch of seaside is also home to a beach with pink sand.
Set on the south coast, Paignton Beach has been raved about by holidaymakers on TripAdvisor.
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One person wrote: "My daughter loved the pink sand! The beachfront is good too, it's tidy and clean and was not crowded."
While most holidaymakers will spend a day relaxing on the sand, there are also various other attractions in the area including Paignton Pier.
Splashdown Quay West, the UK's largest outdoor water park, is also nearby.
Other beaches in the area like Broadsands Beach and Goodrington Sands are also known for their unusual pinky-red shade of sand.
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