Iceland: Reynisdrangar Black Beach
Near the village of Vik, there is a spectacular black sand beach with a views of two massive (66 meters / over 200 feet high) Reynisdrangar black basaltic lava seastacks on the left. On the right, in the distance, are more seastacks with the famous Dirholay sea arch. The cliffs fronting the beach have spectacular columnar basalt formations and caves. The columnar basalt cliffs drop off almost right into the beach with slamming sea waves. In fact, Reynisdrangar is known as the most dangerous beach in Iceland, as the waves take out unsuspecting tourists photographing the columnar basalt columns almost every year, the most recent death was just a month ago.