Black Sand Beach, Isla de Vieques

3.6
#7 of 10 in Beaches in Isla de Vieques
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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  • I’ve been wanting to go to this place for a long time. We took a taxi and she explained what we were going to expect there. You just need to wear comfy or water shoes for the hike that will take 10-15...  more »
  • This is a small beautiful black sand beach that is produced by volcanic wash off. The sand is finer than the black sand beaches on Hawaii. It is a small beach but if you get there early you may be luc...  more »
  • We are very glad we made it out to the Black Sand Beach. The hike to the beach is longer than we anticipated. You do have to climb over or under some fallen trees. Wear shoes that can get wet and with...  more »
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