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Address: Mahina, French Polynesia
Description: Located on the tip of a scenic peninsula surrounded with black-sand...
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.
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Great view.

Stopped here for a view of the bay and great views of Moorea. Easy walk up a sloping walkway and great views at the top of the bay where the Bounty set sail and where Captain... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Stopped here for a view of the bay and great views of Moorea. Easy walk up a sloping walkway and great views at the top of the bay where the Bounty set sail and where Captain Cook landed

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

the view was very wonderful……. especially in afternoon when sun was in distance. This is a hill top adventure that should be seen if time permits.

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The history of the site is based on its association with Captain Cook and the HSM Bounty. There is the lighthouse and monuments to Captain Cook and the HMS Bounty listing all the crew. There is a nice black sand beach that has calm waters. At the time we visited there was an aqua fit class taking place. It is... More 

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San Francisco, California
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14 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Nice black sand beaches. There is little surf in the bay, so a great place to go paddle boarding and snorkeling. You have an amazing view of the sunset here. The sun just sinks into Moorea. The beach also seemed to be more of a local spot than full of tourists which was nice to see.

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Hawaii
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153 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

While there are nice views of the mountains and the water, it is easier to find better views around the island. This spot, not particularly picturesque itself, is primarily of interest because of the association with Cook. There is also a Bounty monument. We did not go into the water but it was very calm and the local residents clearly... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We drove out to Point Venus to see some history about Captain Cook - unfortunately it was disappointing and neglected.

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Rhode Island
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225 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Historic lighthouse, a monument to Captain Cook, and the views around this area are beautiful so its worth a brief stop. There was a little shop with a nice selection of souvenirs ( the prices weren't to bad) and there was a local food truck in the parking lot if you are adventurous. I wouldn't spend any length of time... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

History and astronomy buff's will get the most out of visiting here. 10km east of Papeete and easily reached by bus is the Point Venus headland, 1km down a side road from the main coast road. Buses go all the way down to the tip. This is where Captain Cook watched the rare transit of Venus in 1769, something which... More 

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Neuilly sur Seine
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

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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112 reviews 112 reviews
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74 helpful votes 74 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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