No, Australia’s Hyams Beach does not have ‘the world’s whitest sand’

“Hyams Beach, New South Wales, has the world’s whitest sand according to the Guinness World Records.”

It’s a claim that has been published repeatedly for decades. The Sydney Morning Herald refers to it as far back as 1987. And now, every few months, a major news publisher (including this one) or someone on social media picks up that tag and runs with it. No questions asked.

The only problem is, it’s not true.

Source: No, Australia’s Hyams Beach does not have ‘the world’s whitest sand’

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