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Address: Langkawi, Malaysia
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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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Nothing much to see

There was really nothing much to see at this beach. Bit disappointed when I got there with my children. I will suggest the tourist to skip this spot.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
little_moomoo
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malaysia
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dropped by this beach because it was along the way to our next destination. The "black" sand comes in patches and looks more like oil slick than anything else to me. Spent less than a minute there. Not worth visiting unless it's on the way!

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Thank Clarissa S
Lusaka, Zambia
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101 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a small beach with unique black sand. There is a souvenir market and a few street food carts. Worth stopping at if you have your own car, no point if using a taxi unless you have nothing better to do.

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Thank Graeme B
malaysia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There was really nothing much to see at this beach. Bit disappointed when I got there with my children. I will suggest the tourist to skip this spot.

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Thank little_moomoo
Åhus
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53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We asked our taxi driver to make a quick stop at this beach just to see it. First, the usual souvenir and tourist shops before stair to beach. Beach is filthy and not so black.

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Thank TLG75
Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a nice quiet beach up north. You need a transport to go there. Didn't see any public toilets, but it wasn't a problem as rented a car.

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Thank Lela B
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whilst the sand is a novel attraction caused by local minerals it is hardly worth the diversion from other nicer parts of Langkawi.... better spend the time at Tanjung Rhu

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Thank MatSall
Finland
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45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We went walking to the water but the sand and water were slimy and our feet got quickly ugly feeling. Beach looks nice but we are not going there again and it sure didn't invite us to go to swim.

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1 Thank SaSuFinland
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I couldn't find any enjoyment there beside knowing some chemical term. The shops are really run down (look like not keen for business) and rarely anything for sightseeing beside the "black" beach. Luckily just bypass and not go there by purpose

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Thank Desmondfocus
Nagpur, India
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15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The story connected to this beach was interesting, its a nice place for short time visit, it was on the way for cable car..

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1 Thank sohrab2015
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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94 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Its good beach with black sand.. One time visit, lot of other attractions in Langkawi, spend more time with other places too.

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Thank Malgudiboy

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