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Black Sand Beach

Langkawi, Malaysia
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Ranked #41 of 44 attractions in Langkawi
Type: Beaches
Description: Unlike other black-sand beaches, this sand isn't volcanic in nature but rather is streaked black by run-off from a nearby hot spring.
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If you want something different than ordinary beach, visit here. A short visit will do because the black sand is running out. You get to see lots of love messages or graffiti on the sand due to its colour and some informative boards around to understand how the beach got its colour.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

what i liked the most was it is a great place for photographs, and what I disliked was that it does not have much black sands left

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Bangalore, India
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It s not a nice beach. feels dirty. there is one cement factory next to beach which also spoils the location. You can give it a miss

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

its a dirty beach and its empty. nothing special or different abt it. tho u get a good panaromic view of the mountains along the sea, dats it. u wud not want to wait her efor more than 10 min. Probably can jus stop over if it falls on ur way.

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Melbourne, Australia
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589 reviews 589 reviews
172 attraction reviews
1,048 helpful votes 1,048 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Our driver wanted to take us to see the black sand beach.Unlike other black-sand beaches. Apparently this sand is streaked black by run-off from a nearby hot spring. I thought it was nothing special and I certainly would go out of my way to see this place. Luckily it was on the way to our next destination. To get to... More

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Alor Setar, Malaysia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I was really excited to take a drive around and see the black sand beach. Boy was I disappointed. First, it's not black. Second, it's not a beach - I'm just kidding. It is a beach, but not one that I want to hang out near. Save the time and skip this location.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I didnt like it that much. its just a beach with some petroleum colored sands. Other than that, there is a market where you can buy some goodies & dried fish.

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New Delhi, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Nothing that great about this place, just black sand. You may skip this place . Not even a long or great beach ,

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Dhaka, Shantinagar, Bangladesh
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

It's a real small beach with no life..Sea is quiet like pond there..Stop by it, read the signage explaining why the sand is black and how these black chemicals are really rear, say wow and then leave :)

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Nothing special in it, it has same sunset view you cam get from any beach in langkawi, yet it is somehow less clean than the reat.

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