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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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So so

Not much black sand anymore if compare with my previous childhood memories. If u all happened to pass by this place, just stop for awhile.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Gold Coast, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Worth stopping for five minutes but only if you are driving by. Not masses of black sand but only small amounts. Beach is small and cluttered with debris and plastic bottles. A few market stalls in the area but otherwise nothing much happening.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Not much black sand anymore if compare with my previous childhood memories. If u all happened to pass by this place, just stop for awhile.

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Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

When you hear "black sand beach" you think of a massive black beach stretching out as far as you can see. This is not that sort of place. The black sand coats the regular sand in sporadic clumps from waters edge to the retaining wall. There's a large patch to the right that is quite cool. Very soft sand and... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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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118 reviews 118 reviews
60 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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313 reviews 313 reviews
134 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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