This lake in Australia is naturally pink all year round, and safe to swim in


This stunning lake in Australia is one of the most unique looking bodies of water on the planet, and it’s completely safe to swim in.

However, the lake is restricted so the only way you can appreciate it’s beauty is from above.

But that’s not necessarily a bad thing as the pink colour is more accentuated from above, and it’s surroundings only add to it’s beauty.

It is located on Middle Island, off the south coast of Western Australia and measures 600ft in length by about 250ft in width, surrounded by a sand dunes and dense woodland, and resembles a piece of pink bubblegum.

This fascinating natural phenomenon is believed to be the result of Dunaliella salina microalgae in the water, which produces carotenoids, a pigment which is also found in carrots. However, some people believe it is the halophilic bacteria in the salt crusts that give it it’s unique colour, or possibly a combination of the two.

At one point, the lake was used for salt extraction, but since it has become a tourist attraction it is preserved for tourism purposes now.

The water of the lake is harmless and will not cause any skin problems, and the Dunaliella salina microalgae is completely harmless as well. So swimming in the lake would be safe, but it’s impossible for normal tourists to do as the lake is off bounds.

Should you wish to see the lake with your own eyes it is possible to book a tour to fly over the area, which is what the person who made the video below did.