RED BEACH, Paracas National Park - Southern Peru
Southern Peru gets very little rain, and the animals who live here have all adapted ways to survive in such a dry climate. I found this beach to be fascinating. The cliffs are golden in color but contain a lot of iron, the lighter sediment washes away in the surf and leaves behind the heavier red iron-rich sand on the shore. I thought it was beautiful.
Oh, and there’s also a huge candelabra carved on one of the cliffs near here. It’s a style akin to the Nazca Lines.