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Black Sand Beach

Langkawi, Malaysia
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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.
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Setapak, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
65 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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

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Adelaide, Australia
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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.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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

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Bangalore, India
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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64 reviews 64 reviews
45 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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.

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Melbourne, Australia
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593 reviews 593 reviews
171 attraction reviews
1,120 helpful votes 1,120 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Our driver wanted to take us to see the black sand beach.Unlike other black-sand beaches. Apparently this sand is streaked black by run-off from a nearby hot spring. I thought it was nothing special and I certainly would go out of my way to see this place. Luckily it was on the way to our next destination. To get to... More

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