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Best Beaches on Earth: Black Sand Beach, Waianapanapa State Park, Maui

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Black Sand Beach, Waianapanapa State Park, Maui, HI

Best for Dramatic Landscapes: Ranked No. 1 in its category, this protected Hawaiian beach may be small (only a quarter of a mile long), but it makes a big impression because of its black sand and abundance of spiny Hawaiian hala trees.

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