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Awesome Scenery

This was a bucket list item for us. We just had to go to the Balck Sand Beach and see it for... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Elvis1955
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Cayucos, California
Nice Beach

We visited the 49 Black Sand Beach three times while staying nearby. The beach is very small with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
vacation399
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North Oaks, MN
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68-1107 Honokaope Pl, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8604
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a bucket list item for us. We just had to go to the Balck Sand Beach and see it for ourselves.

Thank Elvis1955
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the 49 Black Sand Beach three times while staying nearby. The beach is very small with limited parking, but it had nice snorkeling and was quiet with few people.

Thank vacation399
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great black (more like salt and pepper) sand beach within an exclusive gated community of multimillion dollar mansions. A limited number of beach passes are available to the publix each day. Early weekdays are the best time to go.

Thank Michael_K_SNJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice, black sand beach. Worth the long drive from Kona area. If you're traveling around the island, a stop here is a must!

Thank Tim K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Black Sand Beach a few days into our trip, it is roughly a 90-minute to 2-hour drive from Kona/Waikoloa but absolutely worth it. While we didn't see any turtles on the sand, we saw dozens coming in as the tide was rising....More

Thank 733stevek
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This black sand beach is a nice, smaller beach. The shoreline is kind of steep and when its sunny, the sand is extremely hot! Be careful with some strong waves and currents, there are some rocks hiding in the shallow water. Overall is nice, however...More

Thank CsillaP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is tucked in to a small community of of Highway 19. They only allow about 20 cars at a time to visit as parking is limited (but free!). Absolutely recommend wearing water shoes as sand is HOT and shoreline is rocky. Great for...More

Thank KimmieJNorwood
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful, almost-hidden gem. It wasn't crowded when we went, so we were able to stay and enjoy the scenery without distractions.

Thank dbking120
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Get here before it gets really hot. Mornings are the best for clarity for snorkeling. When facing the beach, the left side by the rocks has much to see. Enjoy!

Thank ncovelo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was neat to see the black sand beach. However, the black sand gets unbelievably hot! It burned our feet even with flip flops on and it was way too hot to lay on the sand to relaz or sun bathe. It is good to...More

Thank k8ysue
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mendez99
14 July 2016|
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Response from Paul K | Reviewed this property |
They have two trails from the parking lot. The one to the left goes through lava and across the golf course it takes about 10 minutes bring water a camera and good shoes. Not much beach but great pictures. The one to the... More
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Pat9600
24 January 2016|
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Response from lovsmaui11 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at Colony One Resort, which was very nice and well equipped. We had two bedrooms,two bathrooms,and a washer and dryer. Condo was roomy and comfortable. We were at Puna lu u Black Sand Beach, on the south end of... More
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