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3.6   (1,623)

Introduction

Located on Langkawi's north coast, Black Sand Beach is remarkable for its marble-textured black and white beach sand. The beach often makes an ideal place for photographs because of the sand’s colour.

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Tags: Swimming Picnic Historical Beach

What to Expect?

Black Sand Beach Langkawi, located four kilometres southwest of Tanjung Rhu Beach, offers memorable photo opportunities and a peaceful retreat from the island’s often crowded areas. A 20-minute drive from the Langkawi Cable Car, it’s a popular hangout spot among locals, especially during weekends and public holidays.





Despite its name, the beach is actually a mix of black and white sand, which some locals believe to be the result of a centuries-old curse laid by a mermaid because a fisherman had stolen her ring. Others claim that it’s soil from the rice paddy fields that were burned by farmers back in 1821.





Several theories claim to explain the two-toned soil, from local folklore about a battle between land and underwater kingdoms, to scientific studies revealing the presence of minerals washed down from Langkawi's tallest mountain, Mount Raya.





The main beach is mainly used for picnicking and sunbathing as the waters aren’t suitable for swimming. Travelling families can enjoy a playground at Black Sand Beach Langkawi, which is fitted with plenty of swings and slides. You can also find souvenir shops offering keychains, hats, and local handicrafts while the Langkawi Craft Complex is just a three-minute drive away.






One of the main draws of Black Sand Beach Langkawi is an old wooden jetty that’s part of a traditional fishing village, where many fishing boats are moored in the afternoon. It’s a great spot for fishing and taking photographs of the neighbouring islets and mountains.







Set between Datai Bay and Tanjung Rhu Beach, Black Sand Beach Langkawi is great for a quick bite before making your way to other prominent landmarks in Langkawi. Several food stalls are set along the beach, selling fruit juices, coconut water, sandwiches, ice-cream, and burgers at RM3 onwards.





Source: Langkawi Info
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 Address:   Black Sand Beach, 7000, Langkawi, Kedah

Everyday 24 hours
  Reviews 3.6   (1,623)
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    Imroz Nawaz Reza

    3 weeks ago

    Its called black sand beach. Not as great as we expected however if you go in the evening you will get some great pictures of sunset and sea with the hills... Taxis are available on call, so we didn’t worry about returning back after evening. Got some local snacks shop, good to visit once.

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    ꈤ Tsuki ꌩ

    3 months ago

    Not as Black as previous years, but it's a good spot for those that prefer quiet environment and there's a swing on the beach. Spacious Parking

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    Aliet San

    8 months ago

    This beach is unique and wonderful facing Tarutao Island! The water is clear and the beach is clean.
    The only problem is that the facilities built on the beach are abandoned and nobody’s taking care of it. Such a waste!
    But the beach is amazing!

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    Meilina kadir

    8 months ago

    The sand is indeed black. But not fully. Seems like this place is dead already ? no tourist except us.

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    Sheng Han

    3 weeks ago

    Disappointed with the conditions of the places. Not much to see and only some old shop lots


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