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“Beautiful beach!”
Review of Black Sand Beach

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Reviewed 10 July 2014

This is a great beach to visit. We found three markers on the road, one on the guard rail, one on cement, and a small white sign. Park at the road and walk down a small hill and then follow the path. The path is wide and when we visited, it was clear of debris. We walked for about 15 minutes at a fairly slow rate ( had a 7 and 10 year old and a 65 year old). We did not encounter any water to wade through as it hadn't rained too much recently. But I could tell that if it had rained, there would be a considerable distance of wading in water. Once we got to the beach, it was perfect. The sand was jet black and shimmered. The cliffs along the beach added to this unique experience. Wild horses walked along the beach too. If you have time and it hasn't been too rainy, put this stop on your to do list.

1  Thank Kalayne76
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

We were able to visit this beach on horse back. It was very clean and the sand is black. We ddi not stop to swim but if when we return in December we will try to spend more time here.

Thank Travelman360
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

We wanted to see the black sand beach because we had really enjoyed the black sand beaches we visited in Hawaii. It was quite hard to find how to get to this beach. There's a small path leading off the main road on which you need to hike roughly half a mile to get to the beach. Unfortunately, once we got to the beach, it wasn't really black sand at all. Most of the black sand was covered by white sand so I guess it really depends on when you go whether or not you'll truly see a black sand beach. For that reason it wasn't really worth it for us, especially since we had seen real black sand beaches before.

1  Thank iamholland
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

We chose this beach because of it’s proximity to our hotel (Hacienda Tamarindo) and were given instructions and drawings on our map for the best possible route. It can be a bit daunting trying to get there but the payoff is worth it. You will wade through what seems like the set of “Lost” for about 15 minutes after venturing off the paved road by a spray painted sign that reads: La Playa Negra with an arrow. It is a beautiful beach!

Thank asiae2013
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

This is a great beach to see something different. Not a swimming beach and there is a hike to get to it. Not worth bringing a ice chest too as you will likely only be there for a couple of hours. Pack light and enjoy the geology.

2  Thank BRTiger1212
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