Black Sands Beach, Shelter Cove

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Black Sands Beach is located in Shelter Cove. Plan your Black Sands Beach visit and explore what else you can see and do in Shelter Cove using our Shelter Cove travel planner .
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  • Was able top drive down onto the beach (where the boat launch is) and that was awesome. Have not been able to do that on a long time. Beautiful sands!  more »
  • How to get there? We went by car. The truth is that the road is half dangerous, there are many curves, There is a divine lighthouse and there is one of the beaches the sand is black. The water is freezing, but the place is beautiful... And the dream sunset
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  • One of the most beautiful places I've ever been to in my life. I've been here twice and Im sure that ill go again. I recommend it if you like hiking and seeing beautiful mountains, there is a trail head that goes pretty far and you can camp there. Though the drive is long and tiring and you cant swim there its totally worth it! I hope you will get a chance to go there. Its a perfect little trip to a secluded pretty beach.
  • Very beautiful. Just stay away from the water, it will kill you

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