Star Sand?” I asked.

Star sand is composed of pieces of coral, seashells, and the remains of foaminifers (single-cell protozoa). The sand particles are various shades of tan and brown. They are tiny and shaped like stars. These living marine creatures wash ashore and die, becoming star sand. Not all beach sand is star sand. Most star sand beaches are found in Hawaii, Japan, and a few in the Philippines.

star sand on Cocos Island

Star Sand