Black Sand Beach is a famous natural beach in Macau. The fine black sand gets its color from the seabed minerals that have washed ashore. The waves cause the originally white sand to turn a unique black color. A nighttime visit to Black Sand Beach offers the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful view of the star-filled sky outside the city. Visitors often come to escape the main tourist areas and watch the sunrise or take part in various water sports. Black Sand Beach is located on a wide crescent-shaped bay and has parks, barbecue stalls, Portuguese restaurants and other facilities nearby.