Kaimu Beach Park
Kaimu Beach Park
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Iliahi C
Island of Hawaii, HI65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Loved this black sand beach, nice hiking on flat ground to newly formed beach, plus seeing all the coconuts planted from locals and visitors alike was nice. I would not recommend swimming at all, great for photos and sun basking.
Written 6 March 2024
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Unkolimu
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
It's an incredible spot,the sand comes and goes constantly,it is not a swimming beach.If you go on a Saturday you will be treated to a Farmers Market with over 70 very eclectic vendors.You can also visit the smoothie shack at Uncle Roberts and there's a small convenient store,The Corner Market.
Written 15 August 2022
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Mandy M
Cleveland, OH6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
I had read in other reviews that there was a newly forming black sand beach here after the original was destroyed in 1990 by lava flow along with a whole fishing village. However when we visited any sand had been washed away and only a cliff was left. I wish in our limited time we had gone to Isaac hale beach park where there is an actual black sand beach instead. It is still a very interesting place to visit and walk over the lava flow, We went in the evening when the little stores nearby are closed and only a few quirky locals and their dogs were hanging around to tell us how to get to the path to the ocean. The path is not accessible for those who may have difficulty walking.
Written 10 August 2022
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Iliahi C
Island of Hawaii, HI65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Not swimmable but beautiful beautiful new forming beach near Kalapana on the Puna coast. You must see it if on the East side of the Big island.
Written 20 July 2022
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Ellesor826
Bradenton, FL1,658 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This is a must stop and walk and experience thing that every visitor must experience when visiting Hawaii. This beach was one of the highlights on the tour we had chosen from our cruise ship and truly was exceptional. Be prepared to be out in the hot and humid sun for the walk to and from the black sand beach on a nature path with lots of photo ops along the way. It's not smooth but it's not steep and it is hot! And it is also very well worth it!
Stop by the little smoothie shop when you're done for a nice refreshing cold and delicious treat.
This is not to be missed.
Written 5 April 2020
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Cindy H
Alameda, CA1,520 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
What a great find as we were driving along in taking the back roads of Hawaii. This was truly a gem and one of the newly created black sand beaches created by the latest lava flow in 2018. It's a fun place to explore, not a place to go to the beach but there is also a little faire-like area next door with small eateries in case you want something to eat. It's a great place to explore but also hot due to all the black lava.
Written 29 February 2020
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Mike H
Phoenix, AZ2,021 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This park is now under a lava flow. You can park and wander on down a path to the new black sand beach. Amazing thing to think about what has been added and how. Gave it a 4 because of how this happened not because the beach is all that great. Isaac Hale is a better beach.
Written 26 February 2020
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JenRed2014
Buffalo, NY1,111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
This new black sand beach was an amazing sight to see. Walking down to the shoreline it’s really humbling to think that this land wasn’t even here a few decades ago. Now slowly there are plants and trees sprouting everywhere you look, from what seems like the harshest environment. The cooled lava swirls and bubbles, cracks and crumbles right up to the raging ocean waves. There isn’t really any beach to stand on or to swim in, but you can definitely stand on the rock’s edge and contemplate Mother Nature’s power.

After your short walk to the shore and back, you can stop in for a bite to eat at the small snack shack at the parking area. There is a bathroom there as well.
Written 26 February 2020
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Michael B
Bellflower, CA24,137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019
Kaimu Beach was once part of a small fishing village but was destroyed in the 1990 Lava flow. Today the new black-sand beach is a tourist attraction, as is were the lava cut off the highway before flowing into the ocean, giving a look of being on the moon.
We parked under a big tree, one of the last standing next to Uncle Robert's Farmers Market, before making the 20 minute walk to the black sand beach.
There is a lot of interesting memorials scattered all over the lava flow, at places destroyed by the Lava flow, even an abandoned motor car.

TIP: There is a path that leads to the beach, but be careful when exploring the area, the land is still unstable and may cave in.
Written 23 December 2019
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marieequebec
Quebec City, Canada130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
short walk 5-7 min
scenery is striking
great photo opportunities
easy to park the car
top things to see on the island
Written 10 May 2019
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