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Point Venus

Mahina, French Polynesia
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Ranked #12 of 17 attractions in Tahiti
Type: Bodies of Water, Geologic Formations, Historic Sites
Owner description: Located on the tip of a scenic peninsula surrounded with black-sand beaches, this area is the historic landing site of many famous explorers such as... more » Owner description: Located on the tip of a scenic peninsula surrounded with black-sand beaches, this area is the historic landing site of many famous explorers such as Captain Cook and Captain William Bligh. « less
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Neuilly sur Seine
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

It's beautiful but the dark sand and the crystal waters are a threat to your eyes and feet. The waves are great when learning to surf.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
31 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Nothing special to look at, but given its historical relevance, may as well give it a visit as part of a tour.

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
17 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

It was nice seeing where Cook and lT Bligh landed as well as where the 1962 version of ?Mutiny on the ?Bounty was filmed, but aside from looking at the lighthouse and seeing the old anchors there isn't much here from an attraction standpoint. If you are here for the beach this is a great spot the locals go yo.

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Vancouver, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

The lighthouse was not much to look at, but was definitely something to see while in Tahiti. If you make a trip out of visiting the Faarumai waterfalls & blowhole you can pack a picnic lunch to eat on the black sand beaches! *Traveled in August 2012

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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112 reviews 112 reviews
12 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Sorry guys but I am thinking, here we are all the way on the other side of middle of the world and this light house is just nice it's standing tall but nothing more then that . It is in area that need a lot of work I think Tahiti need extrem makeover , the country is coming up in... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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518 reviews 518 reviews
420 attraction reviews
1,025 helpful votes 1,025 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

This was my first stop after arrival in Papeete. After renting a car at the airport, I drove East on the main island road. The attraction is located at kilometer 10 and after following the sign-posted roundabout it’s approximately 1-2km off the main thoroughfare towards the beach. Bottom line: you shouldn’t have to struggle that much to find it but... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

You have to come to Point Venus for history's sake. I was not surprised by the state of disrepair as I had viewed many other tripadvisor pics and comments before going. It is an important place for me and perhaps for western visitors who have a connection with Cook or Bligh however, now it is a place where people come... More

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London
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155 reviews 155 reviews
71 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

A truly wonderful spot. Lots of history...a replica of Captain Cook's fort has been built on the site of Cook's original, the old lighthouse and for me the most touching..a plaque to commemorate the departure point for the mutinous crew of HMS Bounty on their journey to Pitcairn Island. Now there's a story.... All that right next to a beautiful... More

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Orange County CA
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114 reviews 114 reviews
30 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

This is one of the prettiest beaches I have ever been to. When I say pretty - I mean natural beauty. There is no development here - just sand and ocean. The sand is a beautiful metallic looking brown-black, creating a wonderful visual contrast against the blue sea. The day we were there, the waves were mild - perfect for... More

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Moore, Oklahoma
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130 reviews 130 reviews
40 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Nothing special about this point. The light house was locked up and nothing around it to explain anything about it's history or reason to the island. Just behind point is a "local beach" and was neat to chat with some local in a non dinner/hotel setting.

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