Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Iceland

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Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach (Reynisfjöru in Icelandic) is the most famous black sand beach on Iceland. It's located on the south coast of Iceland, near the small fishing village of Vík. When I looked out to sea, I felt like my eyes had gone into black-and-white mode - there is literally no colour in the sand. There are signs stationed as you approach the beach warning of the dangers posed by strong waves and tales of tourists lost to the sea - so be careful near the water's edge. At each end of he beach you can see rock formations known as promontories (east and west) - and there's a lagoon to the north - making this an extremely scenic beach. Additionally, there are very distinct basalt columns of rock which form the cliff face, and a cave with unique rock shapes to look in. There is good parking available, as well as a cafe and toilet facilities.
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