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“So Cool” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Black Sand Beach

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Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“So Cool”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

This is a rare beach, the sand is actually black! I feel like this is something to see if you have the time to drive out and do a bit of a hike (10min). Very remote and unique!

Visited July 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Hard to find, unique, and awesome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

After reading reviews of Playa Negra (aka Black Sand Beach), we knew it was going to be hard to find. After driving up and down a road twice, we finally saw where someone was nice enough to mark the spot where you needed to hike down from the road with some spray paint and the words "Playa Negra". We opted to instead, walk along the beach from our resort in Esperanza instead. Our walk was a little wet at times, but totally worth it. We checked out Black Sand Beach in the middle of the day and there was only one other couple on the entire beach and they were on the other side. The whole beach is just beautiful and unique and unlike anything I've seen before. It's not your average beach and worth the extra time to go check out while in Vieques.

Visited May 2013
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Meriden, KS
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A must see!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

It is about a half mile walk down a big path that is kinda rough, but it is worth it!! I made it just fine, and I have bad balance!! The beach is awesome!! The black sand is beautiful, and it is said to remove toxins in your body. There were wild horses too!!

Visited July 2013
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Roswell, Georgia, United States
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32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Its really black!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

Its a bit of a hike from 201, but its well worth it. If you're coming from Esparanza, you'll be coming from 996. You'll want to take a left onto 201 and you'll come around a curve. Immediately you'll see a guard rail and a fence. There will also be a cement column spray painted in blue "Playa Negra". Follow the path by the guard rail. This isn't a beach you'll want to go playing in, but its a great beach to pick up smoothed rocks! Its a gorgeous view of the erosion and the sand is really black. Its overall a nice beach to have a sundown stroll.

Visited July 2013
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Something different”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

It is worth going if you don't have little kids, because you have to walk like 15 to 20 minutes to get there, and it is not for swimming or staying, it is a very solitary beach, you can see sometimes horses there and it is nice to see. But not everyday looks the same shade of dark, it varies. And if you like to explore and see different things is worth going. It is near esperanza when you find a bridge (very little bridge) you park there and you follow the river (The river it is with almost no water). It is not risky but not very good for going with children under 7.

Visited March 2013
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