Black Sand Beach, Isla de Vieques

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Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Examine the contrast of bright blue water against black sand at Black Sand Beach. This out-of-the-way spot takes a 10-minute trek through a rugged rainforest trail to reach the beach. Once on shore, look for streaks of black stretching among ordinary yellow sand. Eventually the black sand dominates the shoreline and sits in unique contrast to blue water and an orange beachfront covered in green plant life. Inland volcanic materials that wash down a stream during heavy rains form the unique color. Put Black Sand Beach on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Isla de Vieques tour itinerary maker tool.
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  • We visited this beach six years ago and it was amazing. This time however most of the black sand is gone. It’s worth the walk if you have never experienced a black sand beach, but there was a lot of.....  more »
  • I went with my brother just to see the magnetite beach and it was fascinating but different from the volcanic black sand beach of Maui. It was beautiful.  more »
  • Be aware of the 15 to 20 min walk through a wet path. All worth it.
  • Picturesque beach, calm waters for swimming, not a lot of people. The black sand is magnetic which was fun for the kids. The only downside is the hike down to the beach. It must have been rainy before our arrival because the hike was a 10-15 min walk in a small dirty stream littered with horse poo. If the hike had been dry (which I believe it is most of the time) it wouldn’t have been so bad. However, it was worth it to see this beautiful beach.

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