On number 4 of my personal Top 5 Most Beautiful Beaches in and around Praia A Mare you will find the beach called La Spiaggia Nera- The Black Beach. It gets its name of the dark colour of the sand. It’s an idyllic beach located in the comune of Maratea in Basilicata.
Find out where La Spiaggia Nera is located:
See my post http://dutchgoesitalian.com/2012/07/22/1101/. You drive a bit more north and when you will see the sign Spiaggia Nera you need to turn left. There’s a paid parking lot.