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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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
65 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

As opposed to its name, there are just a few streak of black sand that appear to be on the surface. But however if you start digging, you will find that there are more. The black sand is covered by the more lighter and recent beach sand, and so it is not visible. The reason of this black sand is... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We drove past the beach turnoff as it's not well signed. As our daughter wanted to see it we did some more searching and found the turn off (it's opposite the craft complex). There is really not much beach and not much black sand either. very disappointing. It's very close to the cement works which is also very unattractive.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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30 helpful votes 30 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
45 helpful votes 45 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 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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172 attraction reviews
1,105 helpful votes 1,105 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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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
25 helpful votes 25 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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