Yes, Lake Hillier is a real saline lake on the edge of Middle Island off the south coast of Western Australia. What sets it apart from others is its pink color, which does not come from artificial coloring, but rather due to the presence of the organism Dunaliella salina. Unfortunately, this is not a place you want to be swimming, as air is the best mode of transportation for viewing the lake. Read more for a video and additional in formation.
At one point in its history the lake was used to collect salt and is surrounded by a rim of sand and a dense woodland of paperbark as well as eucalyptus trees with a narrow strip of sand dunes covered by vegetation separating its northern edge from the northern coast of Middle Island.
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When viewed from above, the lake appears a solid pink, but from the shoreline, the water appears to be more of a clear pink hue. The shoreline is also covered in salt crust deposits, in which early settlers used to collect.