When you think of a beach vacation, you probably envision pristine white or golden sands and turquoise waters. And while there’s nothing wrong with that picture, there’s just something mysterious and dramatic about black-sand beaches. By Steven Casale and Elizabeth Rhodes
Dark-hued beaches (or black-sand beaches) are often the result of volcanic lava flow over time (like at Kehena Beach in Hawaii) or glacial activity (like at Jökulsárlón Beach in Iceland).
Below is a list of 15 must-see black-sand beaches around the world, all of which possess an unrivalled contrast to the blue waters that lap their shores.
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