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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.
  • Excellent7%
  • Very good14%
  • Average41%
  • Poor25%
  • Terrible13%
30 Apr 2017
“Special patch of beach amongst the beaches of Langkawi”
19 Apr 2017
“Worth a look”
Langkawi, Malaysia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

So apart from sand being black due to (popular explanation) huge amount of minerals called Tourmaline and Ilmenite in the granites of Mount Raya. These minerals are run down by the spring water from the mountain and cause the color of sand to turn black,...More

Thank BalGill81
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We visited this beach by car - it is out of the way but relatively easy to find using Google. There is a small group of shops there and a good toilet block. You could get souvenirs or something to eat there. The beach itself...More

Thank JohnFamily04
Reviewed 28 April 2017

There is only a small amount of sand that is black. Beach and water was a bit dirty when we were there. Wouldn't recommend going out of your way to see but ok if you want to have a quick look.

Thank Alice R
Reviewed 21 April 2017

It is a quiet place. I like to buy salted shrimp, dried squid because its freshness n clean. If you want to buy shirts, or pants you should bargain more because here its quite expensive a bit.

Thank Eilyn M
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Worth a look boats, small waterfall a bit dirty just watch you step when walking down in car park area plenty of shop sell cloths and souvenirs.

1  Thank Frank M
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Well after reaching the Black sand Beach I was kinda unimpressed, very little of the sand is black and we thought it was black from the cement factory that is an eyesore on the beautiful coastline, and is visible from all the beaches on the...More

Thank 923TravelBug
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Nice and clean beach to play . The sands are black in color . There is less crowd in this beach compared to Tanjung Rhu or Cenang.

Thank HariKRajeev
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We were told locally that there are black sand areas. Now, i guess most of it is gone. But the beach is nice for photo graphs.. with Ocean visible at a nearby view.

Thank Rajeswar V
Reviewed 10 April 2017

beach very long and nice we travel by scooter water beautiful ! must see . whole island is beautiful

Thank sylvus2015
Reviewed 8 April 2017

A nice spot close to the road but - as mentioned by others already - the sand is not black any longer. Anyhow it still provides some nice spots (not with black sand but still extraordinary beautiful) at the beach.

Thank danqbr
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