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Black Sand Beach

Fengshuntang District, Macau, China
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Ranked #89 of 176 Attractions in Macau
Type: Beaches
Traveler Description: Better known as Hac Sa Beach (the Chinese translation of Black Sand), is the longest and most popular beach located on the quiet "island" of... more »
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Hong Kong, China
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Like the atmosphere, the greenery, natural surrounding, peace and quiet. Westin shuttle bus did not have designated pick up point, hope this can change for the convenience of guests.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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97 reviews 97 reviews
57 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

The beach is away from the casinos and busyness of Macau, and has good facilities, so that is the good part. Sadly, the beach is very narrow, because the sidewalks and buildings are so close to the ocean. The sand is in fact black right at the edge, and farther back is dark brown with hints of black. This has... More

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
35 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

It will be good beach after reconstruction. Long beach (about 1000 meters) with dark sand. You can go to beach by bus number 25 or 26A. It is about 30 min from Grand Lisboa.

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Zhuhai, Guangdong, China
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Really nice area, out of the colorful light of the "Casinao" Macao. Time to relax and the beach you don't expect white sand by the name... Only problem are the dirt and dog excrement around there. Even it looks to get cleaned from time to time... Not far from the Westin, what is a nice family resort and several small... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

The black sand beach is where you go when you live in Macau and want to go to the beach. The water isn't very blue, nor does the sand look any clean. The beach is usually inundated with teenagers doing barbecues or Chinese people taking wedding photos. I would try to skip this beach. Cheoc Wan is nicer..

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

The beach was rather quiet when we visited it on a weekend. The sands are no longer black, it seems that it has been filled with other sands due to erosion. Not really worth the visit unless you have the time. The beach was also quite a distance away from the other attraction.

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Padua, Italy
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

I don't really know why this beach is called "black sand beach", cause actually its sand is not that black, but i surely know my girlfriend and I simply love this place! We find the atmophere so romantic, especially when it gets dark, and if you are there don't forget to eat at Fernando's, it's a must! Close to this... More

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Macau, China
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

The Chinese name is Hac Sa, meaning black sand and the sand is somewhat dark black and fine. There's not much there, so most only go down to the beach for a walk after a full meal at the famous Fernando's. Fernando is not proper Portuguese food. It's mainly roasted suckling pig, grilled sardines, grilled chicken, garlic shrimps and a... More

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Berkeley, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

I have visited a number of beaches, and this one wasn't bad but wasn't amazing either. It is quiet, or at least was when I went, which was a plus and the beach is kept quite clean. I had hoped the sand might be a little more noticeably black then a standard beach.

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Singapore, Singapore
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367 reviews 367 reviews
162 attraction reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

It's always a risk going to this beach that you might get bitten by sandflies - maybe remember some insect repellent. Most taxis won't know where Black Sand Beach is - tell them Hac Sa, which they will recognise, or just "Fernando's", which is on Hac Sa and is the restaurant that taxi drivers assume all tourists must be going... More

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