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“Worth the hike”
Review of Black Sand Beach

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Detroit, Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Worth the hike”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

You have to walk to get to this beach (sand trail), but it is worth it. It's a little hard to find the entrance to the beach (there are signs saying Playa Negra) but the locals were more than willing to help us. Definitely worth checking out!

Visited July 2014
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Nashville, Tennessee
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9 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful beach!”
Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

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.

Visited July 2014
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Level 6 Contributor
423 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“On horses”
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.

Visited June 2014
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Avondale, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Black sand comes and goes”
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.

Visited June 2014
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Los Angeles, California
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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“A bit of a trek but so worth it!”
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!

Visited May 2014
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