Sun, sea, cocktails and black sand… yes, black sand

There is nothing like a beach holiday to relieve the stresses of college or work, but have you ever considered sun bathing on black sand? No?

Well, here are five places that will definitely change your mind:

1. Vik Beach, Iceland
According to Iceland Magazine, it has been named as one of the most beautiful island beaches in the world – although, they are probably a bit biased…


2. Playa Hermosa Beach, Costa Rica
It is one of Costa Rica’s most famous beaches and the sand can, not surprisingly, get pretty hot.


3. Muriwai Beach, New Zealand
It is a petty popular place to visit and is loved by surfers and bird watchers alike.


4. Kamari Beach, Greece
This is also a nude beach – you have been warned!