Can anyone explain why Aruba's beautiful beaches have such "cool" sand? It amazes me that the sand is never hot and is so smooth and cool on your piggy toes. Just curious if anyone has the answer to this.
I have read various explanations. The one I have settled on in my mind...
You do not wear dark colored clothing in summer because it absorbs the heat. You wear light colored clothes because it is supposed to reflect the heat.
The sand in Aruba is light in color, almost white. It is reflecting the heat away from itself unlike the darker sand beaches such as those found on the east coast of Florida or New Jersey. I use the last two as references since I have burned my feet there more times than I care to remember! OUCH
>>>> "Can anyone explain why Aruba's beautiful beaches have such "cool" sand? "
----- Can't answer that one but I still wear my water shoes around the resort as that hot sun can sure make the bricks around the pool area and cement walkways hot.
Have to walk back off the beach now and then. Coffee, cold beer, lunch, cold beer, ..........
Last edited by TomFrederick; 06-02-2012 at 08:44 AM.
Could be the constant breeze blowing across the sand and cooling it off just like your mom used to cool your soup when it was too hot.