We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Black Sand Beach

Langkawi, Malaysia
Improve this listing
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.
Write a Review

68 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    2
    3
    21
    27
    15
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

From Kuah then to Kilim Geopark, Hot spring and then here...just a nice drive into the country side...it was peaceful, clean and the food here will cost you so little not like other tourist attractions.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Setapak, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This place is just sucks and dirty. Just skip it. Nothing to see or surprise. It's just somewhere is dirty. Don't get cheated by the "black sand" word and looks like cool attraction. No, it is not!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The beach isn't too big, but the sand are really fine and, well, black. But that's most of it. There isn't much to do from there. Time to spend there: 10 minutes tops, except if you like sand a lot to stay there.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Western Australia
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Drove down to black sand beach, found the water flat calm, warm, and not a soul to be seen. Swam here and then went about a half a kilometer or so east to find another deserted spot. You have to shimmy down a small track to reach it but worth the effort. Calm, firm under foot, and stunning background scenery.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
68 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Adelaide, Australia
Senior Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Penang Island, Malaysia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bangalore, India
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
33 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
45 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Black Sand Beach also viewed

Langkawi, Langkawi District
Langkawi, Langkawi District
 
Langkawi, Langkawi District
 

Been to Black Sand Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing