“The longest beach in Réunion is called L’Étang-Salé, which literally means The Salty Pond. Unusually, the sand is a volcanic black and so burning hot during the day that your feet are a painful, blistering red if you manage to walk across it. It’s a popular spot for surfers and I understood why as the waves were particularly immense on the day that I visited the ‘Pond’ with a few of my cousins. They were the kind of strong waves that can pull you out into the sea if you’re not careful, so we sat on the shore and let a few waves lap over us, which inevitably made us feel like silly, carefree children splashing in the water. A day at the beach is always somehow therapeutic, even if this particular day left me with a mass of black sand all over that took an age to wash out! “
Sounds like an interesting and great spot!
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