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Big Island, South (Kau) Region
Beach map, description, and facilities
Mahana Green Sand Beach Photo

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Mahana (Green Sand) Beach
also known as Papakolea


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Olive color sand due to area of olovine (semi-precious green stone). Very
isolated. Difficult access. Access requires jeep or four-wheel drive vehicle.
Hazardous hike down to the beach, with drops of four to five feet.



Punaluu Beach Park Photo

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Punaluu Beach Park

Restrooms
Showers
Pavilion
Camping (permit needed)


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Black sand beach. Some of the only safe swimming on the south coast is
found here. However, the riptides can be extreme, and the waves
unpredictable. Use caution when swimming here. The best swimming area
is the Northeast end of the beach, near the boat ramp.


Road to the Sea Black Sand Beach Photo

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Road to the Sea Black Sand Beach

No lifeguards


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One of the most beautiful coastlines on the island. Black and green sand,
isolated beach. Four-wheel drive required. Fairly safe swimming, but
observe ocean conditions before entering the water.



Whittington Beach County Park Photo

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Whittington Beach County Park

Grills
Picnic area
Restrooms, showers
Fire pits
Camping (with permit)


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Scenic ocean and cliff view. Rarely crowded beach. Rocky shoreline.






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