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Black Sand Beach

Address: Langkawi, Malaysia
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Ranked #35 of 38 Attractions in Langkawi
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Owner description: Unlike other black-sand beaches, this sand isn't volcanic in nature but rather is streaked black by...
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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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Singapore, Singapore
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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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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8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The sand is fine but the beach is not so clean. You can see some trash on the beach and please be careful that you might step on broken glass. Nothing much there.

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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.

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Setapak, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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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!

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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.

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Western Australia
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20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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 

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