Ditch the typical white sand beaches and try something new.
Found in Hawaii, Iceland, the Canary Islands and other destinations around the world, black sand beaches intrigue travelers with their mystery and beauty. These beaches form over time by the erosion of volcanic minerals and lava fragments combined with the ebb and flow of the ocean's tide. Several offer otherworldly landscapes or top-notch surfing. Others are remote and more challenging to reach. Located everywhere from exotic warm weather destinations to colder climates close to the arctic, these 14 black sand beaches are worth the trek.