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Address: Langkawi, Malaysia
Description: Unlike other black-sand beaches, this sand isn't volcanic in nature but...
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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Only for Geologists!!

If u come here expecting a beach completely covered with black sand you'd be sorely disappointed. A few patches of the sand are black because of the presence of some minerals in... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Streetbob79
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Mumbai (Bombay), India

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If u come here expecting a beach completely covered with black sand you'd be sorely disappointed. A few patches of the sand are black because of the presence of some minerals in the sand but that's about it. There is nothing else to recommend this beach specifically. I would advise travellers to skip this beach and head on to Tanjung... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The facilities there are not well maintained. The black sand beach's sand is no longer that black. It's fine if visitors still visit there to take some photos. There are also stalls that sells beach wears, clothes and some souvenirs.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Quite dissapointed, I though was all black sand, but not. Somemore everywhere rubbish, empty bottles, food container, etc.

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Found the beach as any normal one, just that it had the black sand. It's not a must see, but if fits in schedule can have a look

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Actually there is nothing here and you will surely get disappointed after travelling so long over here. Ok, it's just a small beach with black sand

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I have been to may beaches but this was the first time I was at a black sand beach. One just admire the beauty of the beach and nature. Also the place is not crowded at all, so you can sit and enjoy and take pics in free time. although it may look dirty because its black sand but its... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 372 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Its just like any other beach. The beach is not well maintained and unclean as it is considered more of a fishing area. There are stalls selling all kinds of really cheap items and you may be able to pick up some souvenirs. A place where you don't have to go out of the way to visit.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Dirty beach! Nothing much to see. Wouldn't recommend it . It says black sand beach . Very little black sand and not good too .

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We stopped by here having hired a car to see the island. To be honest it's not great and looks dirty rather than being an actual black sand beach. Stop by if you have time but you wouldn't be missing much if you skipped it.

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Bandung,Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Well, a bit curious about the Black Sand Beach so we decide to give it a go , while driving towards Tanjung Rhu. On some parts of the beach sandy beach are a mixture of ordinary brownish sand and some black minerals of some kind . Few stalls selling fruits ,snack and drinks are nearby, cleanliness is an issue here... More 

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Address: Address: Langkawi, Malaysia
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Kedah  >  Langkawi District  >  Langkawi

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