The Most Exotic Beaches In The World | Pfeiffer Purple Sand Beach | California, USA| Travel- Located in Big Sur, California, you’ll find Pfeiffer Beach – waves crashing along a rugged coastline, an explore-worthy rock arch and jagged rock formations everywhere you look. You’ll also find beautiful patches of purple sand – which are actually manganese garnet particles washing down from the hillside.
The "secret" location of this beach is at the northern point of Three Arch Bay in Laguna Beach, California, USA, but since Three Arch Bay is a private, gated community you can't get to that salt water pool from there. You have to go down the long stairway from the Coast Highway to 1,000 Steps Beach and then make your way southward past the caves/grottos and smaller salt water pools. A teen diving at these two large, rocky salt water pools had died.
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