Pantai Pasit Hitam (Black Sand Beach)

Courtesy of an angry mermaid

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What we say: 3 stars

Translated into Black Sandy Beach the local fishermen once told the story how a mermaid turned the sand black at this place after getting angry at a fisherman, who didn't keep true to his word.

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.

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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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