The island of Barbados has more than 70 miles (110 km) of beaches of both pink and white sands, which are made of coral reefs that have been ground into a very fine powder by the waves of the ocean. Beaches on Barbados can be categorized by region: north and east coast beaches, south coast beaches, and west coast beaches. East and north coast beaches are facing the Atlantic Ocean, while the waters of the southern beaches are a combination of both the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. The west coast, or the Platinum Coast, beaches are brimmed by the warm waters of the Caribbean. This is a list of many of the beaches located in Barbados. There are no private beaches on the island.