Black Sand Beach

Black Sand Beach, Laem Ngop: Address, Black Sand Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

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TorpongCh
Bangkok, Thailand118 contributions
Great travelling POI
Apr 2021 • Family
A MUST location in Trat that unable to miss. There is only here in Thailand where has black sand y natural make. Here is place for studying travel type so good for all age specially children.
Written 11 April 2021
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MrKim
Pattaya, Thailand509 contributions
Unique In Thailand – The Black Sands of Laem Ngop near Trat
Mar 2021
Driving south towards Trat the countryside becomes extremely green and fertile with the hills covered by thick jungle. Trat itself needs more exploring but I was fascinated by the idea of seeing one of the few black sand beaches in the world!

Located about a 20 minute drive from Trat, the Black Sands Beach at Laem Ngop is worth a visit. Please note that we were visiting during Covid restrictions and the lack visitors is very evident, however I am glad that we made the effort!

The GPS directed us perfectly and we arrived at a small office building and car park. A rather sad looking Trat sign greeted us but the entrance to the Black Sands was clear. It was deserted so we just started to follow the concrete walkways out into the Mangrove forest. It is fascinating to see how the mangrove trees survive and their intricate rooting system. That such greenery can survive in dark, brackish water so close to the sea is a testament to their evolution coping with salt water, wave action and low oxygen levels of waterlogged mud.

It is a good walk out and there are 2 or 3 resting areas which indicate that the area was a popular place to visit pre-covid. Take time walking through the mangroves and appreciate how important of an ecosystem that they are in hoarding carbon making them part of a critical solution in the fight against climate change.

Arrival at the ‘beach’ was a bit of an anti-climax as the tide was in! However, there are (rather rickety) elevated walkways over the sea from where you can see small deposits of the black sand. I believe that when the tide is out, there is more black sand to see!

The views from here must be glorious from here on a clear day and there is a watch tower that you can ascend to see over to Koh Chang.

The Black Sand is said to have curative properties and the sign indicates how you can make a Foot Spa, a Black Sand Scrub and a full Body Spa where you are immersed into the black sand for 30 minutes. This appears to be on a serve yourself basis though assistance may be available. If you are visiting for medicinal/spa treatment, I would recommend more research.

Being alone in such a vast area of Mangrove was a slightly eerie feeling and we were glad of the safety of the concrete walkways. Below us were a myriad of large snails happily going about their lives.

Well worth the visit and currently free of charge.
Written 28 March 2021
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Doug L
Khon Kaen, Thailand33 contributions
Nice walk
Nov 2020 • Family
Good way to spend 45 minutes. Walking through a mangrove swamp on a concrete walkway. There is black sand
Written 17 November 2020
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nazilj
Northern Argentina, Argentina3 contributions
Black Sand Beach at Laem Ngop
Jan 2020
It’s free. It’s a pleasant walk through the mangroves. Good information panels about fauna & flora in the mangroves. You get nice views of Koh Chang on a clear day. The walkways have been extended and rebuilt and there are more places by the sea where you can go and put your feet in the black sand.
Written 5 March 2020
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Sunhong Heang
Phnom Penh, Cambodia128 contributions
One of 5 Black Sand Beach in the world.
Aug 2019 • Business
It is my first time seeing black sand. By what I was told by the management team of the mangrove forest there, it is pretty much helpful for your health and beauty. Moreover, I never knew that we can deep fried the mangrove leaves. Unfortunately the path way to walk around the forest is a little bit slippery, so be careful guys. On top of that, this place is amazing.
Written 20 August 2019
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Staffano87
Roskilde, Denmark7 contributions
Great mangrove walk in trat
Jan 2019 • Family
I Can really recommend this to everyone coming by Trat province. Awsome mangrove walk to Black sand beach with a view tower where you Can see koh chang.

Lots of crabs, birds, fish and great scenery
Written 10 January 2019
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