Located in the southeast of the Budelli’s Island and part of the National Park of La Maddalena Archipelago, the Pink Beach gets its name from a variety of coral and fragments of Miniacina miniacea, a microorganism.
Budelli is actually an atoll, which is inhabited by only one person, the Island caretaker, known as “Italy’s Robinson Crusoe”. He has been living on the Island for the past 30 years, being employed by the former Island owner.
Today the Island is in the middle of a number of legal battles involving potential buyers on one hand and the Italian state on the other hand.
Before putting the Island on the list of highly protected areas, visitors used to take pink sand in their pockets or bags to preserve it as a souvenir of the famous beach.
This is the reason of why today it is forbidden to walk on the beach and swim. Visitors can admire the unforgettable pink colour from a distance.
We admired the beach from about 70 meters from the shore, from the boat, while touring the National Park of La Maddalena Archipelago. And we managed to take a number of pictures. The best one is published on this page.
It is worth mentioning that the beautiful Island natural settings were used for filming “The Red Desert” movie by Michelangelo Antonioni.