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You might’ve heard about the pink beach in Italy, but did you know there’s one closer to home? 

Located in Western Australia, the 600-metre long Lake Hillier could just be the brightest-coloured pool you’ve ever seen.

 

View of pink lake from above

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Although it has not been scientifically proven, it is believed that the vibrant hues could be due to a certain bacteria that is present in the salt crusts.

And it's so pink that when you pour its water into a glass, it stays the same colour...unlike some of the other similar formations around the world.

 

View of pink lake from above

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Although it's actually safe to swim in, the picture-perfect destination is off limits to normal tourists. But, you can view it via a scenic flight, and to be honest, it actually looks better from above.