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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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Wouldn't swim here

The beach itself is quite cool and very quiet. Unfortunately, when you look across the water all you notice is a big factory. I've no idea what is made there, but for me, it made... read more

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Louise M
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Zhuhai, China
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Western Australia
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the beach as part of a taxi tour of the island. Interesting to hear about the volcanic history.

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Thank Julie D
Zhuhai, China
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach itself is quite cool and very quiet. Unfortunately, when you look across the water all you notice is a big factory. I've no idea what is made there, but for me, it made me reluctant to swim there. The water didn't look as clear as other beaches. However, we had a nice relaxing picnic there and chilled out... More 

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Thank Louise M
Alaminos, Philippines
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73 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We're glad we went to Black Sand Beach because it was the only one that wasn't crowded with tourists. In fact, we went on a weekday morning and were the only ones there. Very little of the beach is actually black sand.

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Thank mountain927
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drove on scooters all the way from the other side of the island expecting to find a black beach, reality is a regular sandy beach and spots of black here and there and s muddy shore line probably from the cement factory near by!

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Thank stevefoutoulis
Frankston, Australia
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52 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A quet beach with a great view of the cement factory ; the only black sand to be seen is in the water channels running down into the beach. Keep driving.

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Thank mjoyc48
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The actual name of this beach is Pantai Pasir Hitam. There is a car park for cars and tourist buses. It is a beach used as mooring and docking place for fishing boats which means there are probably imersed anchors waiting to be stepped on. It is quite pathetic to see many people admiring this place and taking selfies when... More 

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Thank Excess_Bagg
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must visit place. It is a unique location as awesome to view. The folklore of the black sand is amazing but you will have to read that for yourself.

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Thank Muhammed V
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nothing remarkable about this beach other than it was a nice warm day and it was a beach with sand and was black ... few people there made it enjoyable but not on my great must recommend to do list for others

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

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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Thank TopKingofKings
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 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

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