On many of the beaches around here the sand is composed of large coarse orange grains. This orange sand seems to somehow affect the colour of the water next to it for the sea often appears to be aqua. At other times it can look green or even turquoise. As to whether the water in the photo below is aqua or turquoise I’m not entirely sure.
In other places along the coast the sand is made up of smoother, whiter grains. On sunny days the sea and sky stretch on and on in dreamy shades of azure.
But, more often than not and regardless of sand colours, aqua and azure waters lie side by side.