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Address: Manggis, Indonesia

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Amazing Black Volcanic Sand

Being from Western Australia, white sandy beaches are commonplace, so this beach really tantilized the senses.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 August 2016
Steve M
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Perth, Australia
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel had a black sand beach in Manggis, it was stunning. There were cabanas waiting where you could just lay and relax while listening to the ocean.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Being from Western Australia, white sandy beaches are commonplace, so this beach really tantilized the senses.

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Thank Steve M
Adelaide, Australia
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128 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

this was worth a look but it was filthy with litter everywhere. the sand is very black and unusual to see, beyond that don't plan a day there

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Germany
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50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

if you want to spend some time at a lonely beach on Bali, this is the place to go. Don't forget to bring sandals or shoes, cause the black sand is pretty hot

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Orinda
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160 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2015

This is a lovely black sand beach. Unfortunately there are 5 or so oil tankers out at all times. It's a huge distraction.

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Everett, Washington
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40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

Not as friendly as the South side of Bali. The beach was fairly clean but still with a lot of trash. Interesting to watch the local fisherman pulling in their nets on shore. Stores,hotels and dinning close to the beach. We were told that the currents are very strong so not very safe to swim. For us it was not... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2013

Not sure if we accessed this beach from the "correct" entrance, but it sure didn't seem public or visitor-friendly. We drove our scooters down a very rustic "road" that seemed maybe like a private driveway and came upon some workers building a huge boat. We asked them the way to Black Beach and they pointed just past where they were.... More 

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2 Thank J M
Aarhus, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2013

The currents are very strong at the Black Beach so I would not go for a swim there, but it a nice walk to get there from the village.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2013

We were pointed in the direction of the beach by a well meaning and helpful man but after 20 minutes of walking up sheer hills in the hot sun thought we were totally lost. Eventually came to a tiny little temple and the downward fork took us to the beach. We had to clamber through workmen but when we were... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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55 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2012

If you have extra time worth the walk but the beach just isn't as pristine as it once was. Rubbish along the sides and fish nets washed ashore along the beach.

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