A beach vacation is the best, especially if the soft, silky sand on which you lie is dark black.
Black sand beaches often interest travelers with their beauty and mystery. They form over time due to the erosion of volcanic minerals and lava fragments, combined with ocean tides. Black sand beaches are usually inspiring and scenic.
Here are some of the black sand beaches around the world:
Lafayette Beach, Tahiti
Located in Tahiti, Lafayette Beach is famous for its gorgeous black base and green cliffs. The black sand is so soft that your feet sink right into it. It’s also a great background for photos. Lafayette Beach is a place where you can relax all day thanks to the tempting warm waters.
Carikar Beach, New Zealand
Karekare Beach is a jet black beach located in Waitakere Rangers Provincial Park, a wilderness area on the west coast of New Zealand. This is a secluded beach known for its strong rips and strong avalanches. The black sands of the beach shimmer in the sun, while on cloudy days the volcanic base emits another eerie and cosmopolitan glow. It is a good place for surfers because of the epic and powerful waves, but swimming is not safe there.
Kahena Beach, Hawaii
Kahena Beach was formed by lava from Kilauea volcano that flowed down the cliffs into the ocean in 1955. It is located on the east coast of the Big Island of Hawaii and is called by locals Dolphin Beach because spinner dolphins are often seen along the coast. Ironwood trees and coconut palms are found along the narrow beach which provides shade for sun worship.
Lovina Beach, Indonesia
Located in Bali, Lovina Beach is a true gem worth exploring. This 12-kilometre stretch of black and gray volcanic sand is wide and vast. Snorkeling and diving are popular pastimes at Lovina Beach, with all the incredible marine and underwater life. The waves at Lovina Beach are not that strong, which makes swimming a pleasure.
Blacksand Beach, California
This beach is located in the Golden Gate recreational area of San Francisco, and the dark sand of this beach was formed from ferrous minerals that surround the coast for a distance of 30 km. The picturesque environment of the coast and its wild beauty against the background of black and rocky beaches can be observed from afar. The water is extremely dangerous for surfers and swimmers.
Banalu Beach, Hawaii
The exotic black sand of this beach comes from basalt and lava that flow into the ocean. It is a sight to behold and absolutely breathtaking, with the backdrop of turquoise waters flowing against a glossy black coal base. The sand can be a little rocky and the current very strong.
Diamond Beach, Iceland
Diamond Beach is one of the best black sand beaches in the world. They are amazing and will make you feel like you are in a magical world. The unique shape of the ice makes it appear as if there are diamonds all over the beach. While some of the ice melts, new species are formed every time and the place never changes, thanks to this natural phenomenon.