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Address: Manggis, Indonesia

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Charming but unclean

Someone who´s expecting nice beach can be really disappointed - trash everywhere. However it´s possible to find some cleaner spots.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jana K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Someone who´s expecting nice beach can be really disappointed - trash everywhere. However it´s possible to find some cleaner spots.

Thank Jana K
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318 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We were the only tourists when we arrived late afternoon with a few locals chatting on the beach. The currents were strong so we skipped swimming here. Nice place to just chill.

Thank worldiscoverer
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

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.

Thank bayoukids
Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
Reviewed 9 August 2016

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

Thank Steve M
Adelaide, Australia
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128 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
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

Thank Captain-carl900
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57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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

Thank Radikarl
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159 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
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.

Thank nricks
Everett, Washington
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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 

1 Thank Kcope77355
Seoul, South Korea
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank J M
Aarhus, Denmark
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76 reviews
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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.

3 Thank Beritspirit

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