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There is talk of white sand beaches, golden beaches… However, black sand beaches are a minority and a mystery, but you just have to see them and fall in love with them.
The 5 most incredible black beaches in the world
They may not be the most typical or the best known, but there are more than we imagine. The black sand beaches are very fine, are located in volcanic areas and give the landscape a hypnotic and surreal aspect. Discover them!
1. Gulf Beach. Tenerife (Canary Islands)
It is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Tenerife. Its famous black sand is of volcanic origin and is characterized by its great waves, so be careful when bathing. Great to relax and disconnect from the routine of the city.
2. Miho no Matsubara. Shimizu Ward of Shizuoka City (Japan)
Surrounded by a large pine forest, the beach of Miho no Matsubara is a unique place to get lost. The black color of its sand and the views of Mount Fuji are, without a doubt, two of its great curiosities.
3. Stockness. Vestrahorn (Iceland)
In Iceland, Stockness beach is one of the most representative and surely the most photographed. With its black sand and its striations caused by the wind, it is a true icon of the island.
4. Punaluu Black Sand Beach. Hawaii (USA)
Located in the southeast of the Kau Coast, Punaluu Black Sand Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Hawaii. It is famous for its black sand and vegetation. It is home to one of the rarest species of turtles, the hawkbill turtles. Its views are unforgettable and attracts tourists for its great natural beauty.
5. Keawaiki Bay. Hawaii (USA)
It is one of the most impressive black sand beaches of Hawaii, which is formed from the hot lava of the Mauna Loa. Its conditions are good for those who like diving, swimming and snorkeling, and in the winter months, perfect for surfers.