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Top Black Sand Beaches in Philippines, your guide to the best black sand beaches in the Philippines.

How does a black sand beach forms?


Black sand comes from eroded volcanic material such as lava, basalt rocks, and other dark-colored rocks and minerals, and is typically found on beaches near volcanic activity.


Philippines are not all beautiful white sand beaches, it has one of the most black sand beaches in the world too!


Here are the top Black Sand Beaches in the Country, so when you happened to be visiting in one of the places, make sure to drop by and take dip.





Because of the volcano presence in Albay, it is known for its many black sand beaches – the most famous of which is in Santo Domingo, Albay. The contrast of the cool, blue water, black sand, and green trees make a very unique but charming sight! No wonder it is being recognized as one of the best in the world!





Bacacay is a small town on the eastern part of Mayon volcano, and most of its black beaches are located in Barangay Sogod, a mere 5 kilometers or less, travel from the Poblacion. Tourists can find many resorts there if they would like to stay for a day or two, to savor the exotic beauty of Bacacay, amidst black sand – that is a product of millions of years of natural erosion that pulverized the mighty volcanic rocks into fine – textured sands, as described in wowlegazpi.com.


3. Tiwi, Albay:



Situated about 40 kilometers from Legazpi City, Tiwi can be found on the northern area of Mayon volcano. The Joroan shore beaches are the best spots for swimming since the water there is not very rocky. Furthermore, you can get a good view of the Lagonoy gulf and the small islands of Camarines Sur from this point. Come and see the picturesque black beaches in Albay – considered comparable to those in Hawaii!




Well – loved as a diving site in the Philippines, Dauin boasts of its black beach as well, whose black sand that consists of tiny fragments of basalt, came from majestic Kanla-on volcano – the highest peak in Visayas. Thus, scuba divers both local and foreign, flock to Dauin – truly a paradise for muck diving.


Swim with their awesome greater blue ringed octopus, wonderpus, flamboyant cuttlefishes, nudibranchs … and many more!




A well-known venue for international sports, this black sand beach is where you can enjoy several water activities that include cruising, jet skiing and kayaking. Moreover, it has a golf course nearby, where you may play a round of this relaxing game – so be amused just the same.


6. Liboganon, Tagum City



Liboganon is a small town in Tagum City, the beach is one of the longest black beach in the island of Mindanao.


7. Hijo Beach, Tagum City


Hijo Beach is one of the popular beach destination in Davao de Oro, the beach is huge part of the area is own by banana growers Hijo Group of Companies.




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