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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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  • Yes the sand really is black. The beach is not great for swimming but, it is worth the trip just to see the sand. It is truly remarkable. 
  • I have been here 4 times now, it certainly is getting better to access, WHATEVER you do, DONT leave valuables in your car, on the sand or in plain sight. but if you've never seen black sand (pulverize...  more »
  • Its a beach, and the sand is kind of black. It wasn't more amazing than any other beach, but there are two things I loved about it. One is that the entrance to it is a long winding walk through a dry ...  more »