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20 Best Black Sand Beach Locales

ELLE DECOR Logo By Kelsey Kloss of ELLE DECOR | Slide 1 of 21: This black sand beach is still relatively new. In 1990, a volcano on the Big Island erupted, covering the former Kaimu beach with 80 feet of lava. Now, 20 years later, the ocean has turned chunks of lava into grains of black sand.

Kaimu, Hawaii

This black sand beach is still relatively new. In 1990, a volcano on the Big Island erupted, covering the former Kaimu beach with 80 feet of lava. Now, 20 years later, the ocean has turned chunks of lava into grains of black sand.

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