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Address: Langkawi, Malaysia
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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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Sand with a bit of black

Came here as a passer by - nothing great about this area and you certainly can't bathe here. Beach is small and boring but at least I can say that I've seen it - a 5 minute quick... read more

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
TopKingofKings
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came here as a passer by - nothing great about this area and you certainly can't bathe here. Beach is small and boring but at least I can say that I've seen it - a 5 minute quick stop and that's it. The sand wasn't exactly black but you can see there are black bits around it but nothing amazing

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So so. Can skip unless you are black sand research specialist. Reach 4.30pm and don't see anyone playing/swimming in the sea

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Thank Ken L
Brisbane, Australia
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53 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This location can easily be included on any tour of Langkawi's major features but it is not something to regret if you miss it. It is novel to see a beach of black sand but that is the end of its charm.

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Thank John V
Singapore, Singapore
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is good for nice short stroll if one is passing by. There is signage outlining the background of the black sand which made interesting reading. The food stalls at the beach looked sad and I would not recommend these unless one was really starving.

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Thank Sputnik T
Maldon, United Kingdom
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226 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is not much black in the sands, but enough to give its name. Better is the views from the sands of all the small islands towering out of the sea and the fishing boats at one end of the beach.

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Thank Paul A
Southwold, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

A beach with a bit of black sand of it, not too much beach, quite a thin strip of sand. When we visited rhecarea was deserted and very quiet. Not much else ther apart from the beach

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Thank alfie50
Torcy-le-Grand, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

The beach and sand is ok. Interesting to see traces of black sand. However the area and shops/eateries around it are not well-managed.

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Thank Nr H
Singapore
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55 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Not much crowded. The beach was not so clean as well. There are some souvenir shops nearby and small food court to enjoy local food.

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Thank Prabhat k
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Really we felt like we have enjoyed something else...this one is exceptional .. Black Sand... Worth visiting and worth sharing/telling others...

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Thank Mahboob H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

If you hired a car and like to drive around the Langkawi island, not bad to visit It include a little bazaar In the way back you can meet a beautiful Indian temple

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