Amed Beach, Bali

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Sunset at Amed beach with view on Gunung Agung, Bali. ©© Henri VK


Amed Beach has a second name, one that becomes clearer once you walk to the coast and notice the dark volcanic sand. The gorgeous beach is also dubbed “Black Beauty” for its inky coastline…

What makes Amed Beach so remarkably unique from other beaches. The sand’s color is due to the volcanic deposits in the coastal soil. It stays black year-round, a sharp contrast to the gold and white sand that hugs most of Bali’s coastline…

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