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Review of Black Sand Beach

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Reviewed August 20, 2012

It was a bit of a hike to get down to the beach. From the Malecon House it is about 15 minute walk down the road and then another 15 minute hike through the woods. Although the trail is marked and it is a nice hike through the woods, if possible would drive to the beginning of the trail instead of walking though. Wear bug spray! Tons of large hermit crabs along the hike and there definitely was a creek that was not dried up! So wear sandals you don't mind getting wet. It was a beautiful view. The sand is blacker if you walk left or right. Very interesting and very soft sand. We were the only ones there. Nice shelling. Too rocky to swim

Thank flow02
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

It is somewhat of a hike to get to this beach. It was worth the hike though. The sand was black, and when you scoop a handfull, it is heavy. Very interesting.

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Reviewed August 11, 2012

We followed the path that the photos showed and loved every second of our visit there! The path is alive with hermit crabs in a wide variety of sizes and is half the fun.

Once we got to the beach we were a little disappointed - until we walked a few feet past the big rocks to the right. There were pockets of the pure black sand all over!

The waves are a bit rough, but there is some great shells to be found a few feet into the water. Just wear your snorkel and mask and float until you see something you like. We found so many fantastic shells we had to be practical and leave most of them there. The sand itself is very heavy, but we chose to drag some back to the hotel anyway. It's just too cool not to show everyone at home.

Thank KarenMy
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

You'll miss this one if you don't pay attention to the metal guard rails on the sides of the road!!My husband ventured the trail to this beach to see if it was doable for our 2 year old. The trail was long and arduous. The beach was indeed black as gunpowder but the waters were very rough, good for boogie boarding and such activites. He did also encounter a pack of wild horses and took pictures from afar. He returned, exhausted and sweaty, to the Jeep with a handful of black sand, photos and emphatically stated our two year old wouldn't make it. Too long and a good amount of mosquitos. Keep in mind he is very athletic and in good shape. The pictures were beautiful and I wished we had brought our hiking backpack for our daughter.

Thank MrsPrisc
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Reviewed July 21, 2012 via mobile

This beach was hardto find. The "sign" was written on a guardrail in blue paint. It's a little bit of a walk to get to, but the wild horses and serenity of the beach was worth it. Glad we found it!

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