Sure, white sand and crystalline waters are great, but beaches can come in all shades of the rainbow. We've added these 12 waterfronts to our travel bucket lists...
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Shelter Cove, California
Shelter Cove's aptly named beach is the longest stretch of undeveloped beach in the continental U.S., making it a popular destination for surfers seeking solitude.
Fraser Island, Australia
Cliff erosion has exposed more than 70 different colors of sand along Rainbow Beach, created by combination of iron oxides and leached vegetable dyes.
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Santorini's stunning Red Beach is made even more picturesque by its backdrop of soaring red lava cliffs.
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