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Black Sand Beach

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Address: La Boca, Puerto Rico

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Go at low tide for a great walk

Its a beach, and the sand is kind of black. It wasn't more amazing than any other beach, but there are two things I loved about it. One is that the entrance to it is a long... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 January 2017
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Seattle, Washington

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

stunning with black sand and hoodoo like cliffs.... our guide gave us some black sand in our hand as we were on horseback.... unique beach for sure...

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You have to stroll for 20 minutes aprox. The entrance of the beach is a bit hidden but worth it. The sand is completely black and super fine.

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Mankato, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You have to walk to Black Beach but once you are there, it is a great beach. The waves are a little higher and the beach is secluded. Fun way to spend an afternoon!!

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Dover, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Park and take a leisurely stroll of about 10 minutes to a gorgeous black sand beach. Pack light since you have to carry everything. You won't see this type of sand anywhere else. Worth the little walk.

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New York, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the only black sand beach on the island so we made a point to see it. Like the locals, we covered ourselves with the sand - the locals believe it has healing powers. Worth the 10-minute hike to the beack.

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Juda, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At least a 10 minute hike to get to Black Sand Beach but definitely worth it!! Gorgeous black sand and spectacular rock formations. Higher waves that at some of the white sand beaches. Awesome experience for us.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

I've been to black sand beaches all over the world. The biggest difference here is that the beach is a mixture of black sand and regular sand. The sand is blacker after rains when volcanic rocks are washed down to replenish it. That is different from most other black sand beaches which are exclusively comprised of ground down black lava... More 

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Hammonton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Yes the sand really is black. The beach is not great for swimming but, it is worth the trip just to see the sand. It is truly remarkable.

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I have been here 4 times now, it certainly is getting better to access, WHATEVER you do, DONT leave valuables in your car, on the sand or in plain sight. but if you've never seen black sand (pulverized volcanic magma) its worth the walk down the washout. Wear closed toe shoes, its kinda gross, the locals do not respect the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Its a beach, and the sand is kind of black. It wasn't more amazing than any other beach, but there are two things I loved about it. One is that the entrance to it is a long winding walk through a dry river bed. It was beautiful. The other is that at low tide you can climb around to the... More 

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