Heading to the beach is a popular option for family vacations. However, many of the beaches families choose are overcrowded. If you want to escape the crowds, you may want to think outside the box a little when planning your next beach family vacation. One of your options is to vacation near one of the best volcanic beaches in the world. Not as many people visit these beaches, because they are filled with black sand instead of soft white sand. However, in my opinion, black sand beaches can be just as incredible as their white sand counterparts. And there is usually so much more to see and experience on them too. Today, I am sharing the best volcanic beaches to visit during your next family vacation.
One of my favorite volcanic beaches is Punalu’u Beach in Hawaii. This black sand beach was created from all the volcanic activity on the Big Island. Lush, green vegetation surrounds this beach, making it a beautiful place to visit.
I recommend heading to this beach early in the morning. That is when you can see green sea turtles resting on the shoreline.
Out of all the volcanoes in Iceland, eighteen of them have erupted over the years. Therefore, you will discover numerous black sand beaches in this country.
One of the most popular volcanic beaches to visit in Iceland is Reynisfjara. You may also hear this beach referred to as Vik Beach.
This beach is lined with rock formations. You will find that you have unobstructed views of the entire area when you visit.
This volcanic beach is popular with the locals who enjoy surfing in New Zealand. The waves at this beach are considered the best in the country.
You don’t need to be a surfer to enjoy this gorgeous beach though. Everyone can watch the surfers or simply walk along the shoreline, enjoying the views.
Mosteiros Beach is located on São Miguel Island in The Azores. Volcanic rock formations can be found scattered around this beach amongst the black sand.
One of the best places to make memories with your family is out in the water by the two rock formations. Head there right before sunset and then watch the sun dipping lower in the sky. Talk about one of the best ways to end a magical day in The Azores!
This stunning black sand beach can be found inside Waianapanapa State Park. A visit to this beach will have your family checking out volcanic rock formations, as well as natural blow holes. It is possible to spend an entire day between the park and beach, so plan accordingly.
This beautiful beach in the Canary Islands is full of black sand, lush gardens, and swaying palm trees. Spend part of your day relaxing on the black sand. Then head over to one of the cafes on the promenade and enjoy a meal while continuing to appreciate the beach views.
There are so many things to do in Bali for a family vacation. However, spending time at Lovina Beach should be at the top of your list. This volcanic beach is tucked away amongst the rice paddies. It has calm water thanks to the nearby coral reef.
Lovina Beach is one of the best beaches for snorkeling in Bali. The best times to visit this beach are either in the morning or later in the day. The sunrise and sunset from the sand is spectacular.
Have you been wanting to visit Santorini in Greece? Well, you can check that item plus a volcanic beach off your travel bucket list if you choose it for your next family vacation!
Perissa Beach is located on the island of Santorini. Relax on the sand, as you glance out at the water or back towards the sea of white and blue from the houses.
When you tire of this black sandy beach, head to a beach bar to enjoy a drink and some food. Don’t worry, you can always head back to paradise and relax once again.
These are some of the best volcanic beaches to visit during family vacations. If you are trying to find a destination that isn’t as popular for your next family trip, one of these black sand beaches should be exactly what you are searching for. And I can make all your vacation dreams come true, so you can make those incredible memories with your family.
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