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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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Not a beach to sit and relax, just visit to see the nature wonder of having back sand only in this part of beach.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Vikram K
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Apparently it is the only black sand beach in the world. So just come here for a quick stop, snap a photo or two, then go.

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Thank Wei Jie T
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not a beach to sit and relax, just visit to see the nature wonder of having back sand only in this part of beach.

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Thank Vikram K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You will be thrilled to see the black sand beach after seeing the beaches with golden sands here and there in Langkawi, Malaysia. We hired a car for four hours which took us to 5 places for only 120 RM. So, its pretty cheap. After seeing the beach, you will get to buy the black sands. I bought 3 for... More 

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Thank faiza182
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

basically, it is small portion of beach is black sand. quite disappointed. many store is not open anymore

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Ghent, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Because every local told us we sould go there, we included the place in our one day car tour. A complete waste of time! It is a sad place and the beach had garbage all over it. I don't understand why people love this place. I would not recommend it.

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Thank Severine B
Indore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice and clean beach. good background view of mini islands . little bit far from cennag but near from cable car panorama village.

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Thank virendra t
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach with some black sand is not so attractive. Lots of stalls selling clothes and food here. The attraction has seen better days. Watch out for the signboard showing this attraction or you may miss it, which we did and had to backtrack.

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Thank PaulSiow
Kuching, Malaysia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by on the way to Tanjung Rhu beach and like what the other reviews say, its a waste of time. The black sand is like maybe just a top layer and under it is just normal sand. The beach is not clean and the water is just dirty. What we didnt understand was that there were so many... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dont stop a go to Tanjum Rhu beach!!! IT was lost of a time... There is nothing... ..... Really small beach beach, not black.

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Thank Michal R
Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yeah it does have black sand but it might be one of the poorest beaches we have visited on this island. If you think a black sand beach sounds interesting I suggest you find them elsewhere in the world.

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