The 14 Most Exotic Black Sand Beaches in the World | Vacation Ideas

[Music] found in Hawaii Iceland the Canary Islands and other destinations around the world black sand beaches intrigued travelers with their mystery and beauty these beaches form over time by the erosion of volcanic minerals and lava fragments combined with the ebb and flow of the oceans tide several offer otherworldly landscapes or top-notch surfing others are remote and more challenging to reach located everywhere from exotic warm weather destinations to colder climates close to the Arctic these 14 black sand beaches are worth the trek the clear on Stromboli Aeolian Islands Italy Stromboli is the furthest the only an island north of Sicily and it’s active volcano has been erupting continuously for more than 2,000 years with this volcanic activity the island is home to several black sand beaches as well as secluded coves accessible only by boat one of the best-known beaches Vica grun offers visitors lounge chairs umbrellas and concession stands it’s worth a visit to take in the impressive views of Stromboli Keo a volcanic rock with the backdrop of the black sandy beach and sparkling blue waters of the Tyrrhenian sea mio Beach Shimizu Japan the views of Mount Fuji from this pine tree lined rocky black Beach are one-of-a-kind the me on all matsubara Pine Grove is home to thousands of pine trees and was named as part of mount Fuji’s unesco world heritage sites in 2013 the Meo peninsula is popular in summer months for kayaking windsurfing diving and fishing it’s spectacular scenery was also the inspiration for Japan’s traditional wood block prints by famed artist at Ogawa hertiage a pannu Beach Papa knew Tahiti French Polynesia popular with surfers this remote black beach on Tahiti’s northern coast boasts some of the best waves in the world it’s best to visit during the week when the shoreline isn’t as crowded and you can spend your weekend hiking through the adjacent Pompidou Valley here you’ll discover more breathtaking natural beauty of the island with its lush green mountains and valleys not to be missed sites include the spectacular waterfalls taupe atari piranha and Vega Ruby Falls this Jarrah Vick a mere doll Iceland located next to the quaint fishing village of Vick I’m here too on the southern coast of Iceland Raina’s jaw is one of the country’s most stunning black beaches taking the panoramic views as the mighty waves of the Atlantic crash on the shore and against the basalt rock formations rising from the sea known as Rana stronger these jagged rocks have a towering cliffs of Mount marinas jawless their backdrop this dramatic landscape may be familiar to Game of Thrones fans as eastwatch-by-the-sea and season seven million APPA APPA beach Hana Maui Hawaii located in waylynn Appa Appa State Park this magical Beach sits along a private Cove surrounded by Hanna’s rocky coastline the deep ink coloured sands of the beach are a stark contrast to the brilliantly turquoise waters of the Pacific Ocean the beach and other volcanic formations along the coast were created by waves crashing over hot lava flowing from the volcano Holly kala don’t miss the giant sea stacks rising from the ocean and nature’s blow holes where the force of the sea splashes everything in its path black sand Basin Yellowstone National Park Wyoming not all beaches are oceanfront black sand basin located in the upper Geyser Basin is just a mile from the Old Faithful visitor center in Yellowstone National Park this rare black cent forms when lava cools very quickly take a stroll down the zero point four mile boardwalk to see the otherworldly thermal springs at emerald opalescent and rainbow pools then catch an eruption at cliff geyser this active crater erupts as high as 30 feet every few minutes Donna Beach Canary Islands Spain al-madinah Beach located in the family-friendly resort town of El Madonna sits on the south east coast of the island of tenerife travelers can take in panoramic views of the islands protected area of Montana Roja or red volcano from the beach influenced by its Spanish origins this Canary Islands vacation destination is also home to numerous tapas restaurants and nightlife options the strong winds make this area hotspot for kite surfers and wind surfers as well the Dariya kahlúa San Miguel Lea Azores bike side area is a secluded beach nestled in a ravine near the quaint fishing village of calera located on the southern coast of the volcanic island of San Miguel this intimate Beach is a local favorite playing a getaway here to experience unspoiled natural beauty which is particularly picturesque thanks to its surrounding verdant vegetation nearby vineyard and black basalt walls for an extended stay book accommodations at the Calera hotel resort and visit popula another local black sand beach rico beach monterrico guatemala the small village of monterrico is located along the Pacific coast of Guatemala it’s part of the biotope Amonte Rico Hawaii a Nature Reserve stretching across a 13 mile section of beach and includes the adjacent mangroves this one’s under the radar town has become a popular ecotourism destination for its efforts in sea turtle conservation after exploring the shoreline enjoy the laid-back vibe and beachfront restaurants and consider a stay in the fetched Hut roof bungalow at Johnny’s Place Hotel pavones pavones Costa Rica Playa pavones located in the panchalas region is the home of the largest prehistoric rainforest along the Central American Pacific coast the waves here some of the longest in the world have put this small town on the radar as one of the finest surfing destinations in Central America whether you’re a surfer or just looking for a tropical paradise getaway plan to stay at La ponderosa beach and jungle resort which provides easy beach access at the end of the day taking a colorful sunset as you listen to waves crash along the shoreline Becker Beach corrector New Zealand corrector beach is located in Waitakere ranges regional park a wilderness area on the northwest coast of New Zealand about 20 miles southwest of Auckland this remote Beach known for its power surf and strong rip tides is also one of the most dangerous in the country the dramatic panoramic setting with steep cliffs rising from the beach made it a striking locale for filming the 1993 oscar-winning movie the piano it’s worth a drive from Auckland to take a stroll on this eerily beautiful beach sand beach Prince William Sound Alaska for unforgettable views of Alaska spectacular scenery and Wildlife book the 26th glacier cruise with Phillips cruises and tours from Whittier Alaska highlights you’ll see along the way include black sand beach surprise glacier and Barry arm located in Harriman fjord watch and listen as pieces of ice cabin to the sea from the uncannily brilliant blue glaciers more adventurous travelers can see the speech by flying in on a bush plane poor travelers can take a kayak tour and paddle through the icebergs to the beach where visitors can camp overnight explore and hike the glaciers kamari beach santorini greece located on the southern end of the island the resort area of Komori is about six miles southeast of fira the capital of santorini this picturesque black sand beach is adjacent to presa another popular resort town with charcoal huge sand a massive rock massive we know sits between the two beaches Kumari becomes a busy tourist destination during the summer high season due to its amenities and watersports offerings so you may want to visit in the shoulder seasons of spring or fall if you are looking to splurge stay at cabo Bianco resort a luxury property with numerous amenities just minutes away from kamari beach in the glistening waters of the Aegean Sea [Music] saint-pierre Beach st. Pierre Martinique located in the town of st. Pierre this lively resort destination has quite a history once the capital of Martinique the town was destroyed in 1902 and Mount pelée erupted and killed thousands of residents only one person survived you can still find remnants of the old city including the ruins of the 18th century 800 seat theater that once hosted two theater troupes and musical groups from France today most travelers come to admire the beautiful volcanic sand beach which overlooks the bay with Mount pelée in the background [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] you

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