There's hardly an artist better than nature when it comes to using colours to create 'masterpieces'. The mauve hues in the sky during sunsets, those deepest shades of blue of the oceans, the perfect whites of glaciers, the multi-coloured corals–the list goes on forever!
And when it comes to getting awed by the natural wonders, we can't leave beaches out of the discussion for long, can we? Apart from the sweeping views of seemingly endless seas, the different colours of sand is one of many unsaid things of joy for all the beach lovers in the world.
So, before you get busy planning your next beach holiday, we want you to know about the three rare beaches in the world where sand is naturally green.
1. Papakolea Beach, Hawaii
If you are one of those who love shades of green in nature, Papakolea Beach is the one place that should be on top of your bucket list. Also popular amongst beach lovers from all over the world as Green Sands Beach, this stunning attraction is located close to Puʻu Mahana volcano in Kaʻū district of Hawaii.
This rare natural wonder was created around 50,000 years ago by olivine-rich sand that kept getting eroded from the nearby cone of the volcano.
Accessible only by foot, the Green Sand Beach is surrounded with expansive pastures. The path to the beach is quite a rugged descent, but the views of vast blue ocean waves splashing against the green sandy beach is a sight to behold.
Kona International Airport, Hawaii
Best time to visit
September-October, around noon.