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Black Sand Beach

Address: Langkawi, Malaysia
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Ranked #67 of 74 things to do in Langkawi
Owner description: Unlike other black-sand beaches, this sand isn't volcanic in nature but rather is streaked black by...
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Owner 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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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Located not far from the wonderful Tanjung Rhu beach, the only approach to this beach is a short walk through some shops selling trinkets. A set of steps go down to the beach itself. The beach does have some black sand (apparently mixed with regular sand) so the color is somewhat grayish. A sign at the beach declares that the... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Hard to call it a major attraction as there wasn't much black sand. And it was full of Chinese tourists who were throwing their trash wherever they wanted and yelling to each other.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

its just a regular beach with very short patch which has some black sand, nothing else. the view is good but you would not like to swim in it as looks dirty.

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Miri, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The moment I went there I was like okay, just as usual, a few rows of small stalls selling t-shirts and keychains at very cheap prices and a few 'minyak gamat'. At the end a few stalls selling food and drinks. Didn't eat or drink there...the view isn't very appetizing. The beach was...poor. Nothing to see or do. The black... More 

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Sydney
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Compared to other black sand beaches we have been fortunate to visit, this was disappointing. The sand is more brown than black. The beach is pleasant and quite. If you are passing stop and have a look but not really worth the time to seach it out.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

There seems to be a legend that the place was burnt to get rid of enemy attack leaving the sand black. But, actually its black coz of Volcanic activity. The view was spectacular, I loved this beach better than Cenang Beach. This place looks awesome in photos. There are no water sports or any activities available here. There are couple... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Even its name as a black sand beach, you hardly see the black sand on the beach compare the 5 years ago. The environment has become dirty and smelly when I'm there. You will see brown sands more than black sands nowadays. You can ignore this attraction when you're in Langkawi. Not worth to waste your effort and petrol to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Black sand or dirty sand, I couldn't figure it out. Luckily I had a car so as I was passing by the black sand beach I thought I'd quickly check it out. Nothing special about it. I just think they named black sand beach to make it appealing to tourist.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I discovered this place whilst I was travelling around the island on the motor scooter. It's just off the main road and it has a car park. It also has some clothes shops and food stall. Great place to have a young coconut to drink. The beach is beautiful but I wouldn't really call the sand black. From what I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

yeah, black sand and it is beautiful.. nothing else.. the road leading to it from the heart of langkawi is flood-prone.. avoid it if it is raining.. we took the risk and drove through the rain to catch a glimpse of the view, and were so close to getting caught in the flood on our way back..

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