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World's Most Colorful Beaches

By Laura Ratliff
August 6, 2013; 8:15 AM ET

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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Black Sands Beach

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.

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Rainbow Beach

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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Red Beach

Santorini, Greece

Santorini's stunning Red Beach is made even more picturesque by its backdrop of soaring red lava cliffs.

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