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Black Sand Beach

Langkawi, Malaysia
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Ranked #40 of 42 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Nothing special in it, it has same sunset view you cam get from any beach in langkawi, yet it is somehow less clean than the reat.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

When we there when the tide was low & the sand was quite muddy. Not much black sand thou. There are kids playing around the beach. Big beautiful rock by the beach but careful as they are sharp. When we drive pass the next day it looks much better as the tide came in. Not much of a beach thou.... More

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essex
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We had driven past this beach many times but never really stopped to look. There is a small local market beside the road, which sells clothing et. dries foods, (such as Squid and other types of fish), and has small food outlets. This visit we decided to take a look at the beach. It was a real surprise! the beach... More

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London
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621 reviews 621 reviews
452 attraction reviews
384 helpful votes 384 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Very little black sand on this beach .... be that the tourists have taken it all, or if you read the information cards, legend has it that the black was caused by fires and the charcoal lies just beneath the normal sand. None of this makes for a great beach especially as the view out is dominated by an enormous... More

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Brunei
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We drove to the Black Sand with high hopes but was disappointed to find a small strip of black sand left. Some people say tourists collected the black sand as souvenirs but it was obvious that the sand had eroded. However we stumbled upon a fish n chips restaurant (Scarborough Fish n Chips) which was a better attraction.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I remembered this beach 6 years back.. there was still black sand .. but for my recent visit there wasn't much black sand any more. so much for the attraction. not a big beach and nothing to brag about. if your just trying to burn time around langkawi, i guess it's alright to head on over. but if your tight... More

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

My eldest son said " is this all ? " when he saw the beach ! Nothing much to see now compared with 20 years ago , most of the black sand has probably been eroded , a food complex stand near the place for a bite , mainly local food and snacks and drinks We just happen to pass... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Dont bother going to this so called beach. Its a tiny strip of, yes black, sand. But thats it. Nothing more, so spend your time on other, real beaches.

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Manama, Bahrain
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

The pictures on the map were more impressive than the actual place. These pictures here show everything...it is a beach with black sand, a few sign posts explaining it and that's it. I wouldn't recommend going to anyone.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Been there on Nov 2010. We were really excited before going there cause we thought we are gonna see something different. Unfortunately, i didn't get the place. Sands are black but the beach was dirty and empty and there were no activities around it. You can have a stop here only if you are passing this place.

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