Pantai Pasir Hitam (Black Sand Beach)

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Photo of Pantai Pasir Hitam (Black Sand Beach), , Langkawi

What we say: 3 stars

In reality it is a geological phenomenon found only here, explained by a certain mix of black minerals belonging to the erosion of granite rock. The beach is very narrow at high tide.

The market ‘village’ with shops restaurants and pavilions overlooking the beach and the sea make it a pleasant spot to stop and enjoy the view and do a little beach combing.

This is not really a spot for sunbathing and swimming. Black Sand beach is on Jalan Teluk Yu west of the Padang Lalang round on the north side of the island.

Last updated: 27th August, 2014

About the author:
Vanessa eventually based herself in Langkawi and settled into the island lifestyle. The location offered a gateway to Southeast Asia, from where she continues her exploration of Malaysia, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Hong Kong and other destinations on her 'to-do' list.
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