Black Sand Beach, Isla de Vieques

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#5 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 fell down because I wore flip flops - this is an easy hike, but, wet as it follows the creek, so wear water shoes or sneakers to avoid a bruising :)  more »
  • Very Cool Beach Must See! It is a nice 15 min hike from the road to see one of the only Black Sand Beaches around! I nice beach to chill or take a long walk, but not recommended for swimming...  more »
  • We parked on the road at the trail head. The trail descends to a stream bed that runs about a half mile to the beach. The stream was a foot deep in places. Your shoes will definitely get wet so wear t...  more »
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  • I loved it, the sand is black (duh) and there is not many people
  • Smaller than you might expect, but you'll be happily surprised if horses run by you on the beach.
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