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We weren't so interested in the black sand beach as we have them in NZ but were excited to have the opportunity to see turtles. We were in luck. In our time at the beach we saw 2 sunning themselves on the shore, several feeding...More
The opportunity to see a true black sand beach was not to be ignored. It was on our way to the Volcanoes Nat Park, and a nice pit stop, but you could spend more time here. The sand was very hot, so barefoot is not...More
Black sand + Sea Turtles = Gotta See It!
We visited Hawaii for our summer vacation in 2018 - the Big Island, Oahu and Kauai.
On our third day, we explored their south side of the Big Island, visiting Kona Joe’s coffee farm, visiting South...More
My husband and I enjoyed visiting this beach because of the black sand and the fact there was a large sea turtle sunning itself. We have been to this beach twice. Both times it was fairly windy. But I would recommend visiting here just to...More
The beach itself is low on the list of hundreds of fun beaches around the state - too rocky to really be all that enjoyable with young kids, and with pretty significant shorebreak surf and riptides. A few turtles are reliably to be found but...More
We drove down to visit a stark difference to white sand beaches. Lots of swimming and BBQ facilities. Unfortunately we went on the weekend and it was packed with families picnicking . Well worth a visit to walk and take photos apparently sea turtles live...More
The Punaluu Black Sand Beach is on the southern tip of the Big Island of Hawaii. There are two sections -- a swimming beach with beautiful black sand and an area of tidepools. I really enjoyed the "healing waters" tidepool which I got to share...More
It is pretty but rough. The black sand is tough to walk on or sit on, the surf is tough, and it’s really windy.
There are usually turtles resting there. What many people don’t seem to know is that the turtles shouldn’t be disturbed —...More
We were traveling from the Eastern (Hilo) side of the island to the Western (Kona) side, as we booked two separate housing locations for our trip. Onthe travel day, we decided to take the south road and stop off at the various attractions along the...More