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Black Sand Beach, Isla de Vieques

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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. Make Black Sand Beach part of your personalized Isla de Vieques itinerary using our Isla de Vieques trip itinerary maker.
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  • Getting to this beach is a bit of a hike from the parking on the road so be prepared and take stuff easy to carry. Once there the beach is nice, but I do feel like we enjoyed some of the other Vieques...  more »
  • 15 minutes from the pier, there is parking right in front of a local, if I am not mistaken is called Gallery or something as well. Then you walk around 8 to 10 minutes and arrive. I had commented that it wasn't so black, but if it is really black, is because under the beach there are volcanic rocks and besides that is magnetic! Nature giving us this beauty.
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  • If you are going here you must be able to walk & climb. Sand is really black in spots so gets very hot. Make sure to wear sandals. Driving here is difficult. Beach is pretty small.  more »