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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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Bounty, breadfruit and bravado.

Anyone visiting Tahiti should know something of the background of point Venus, in my opinion. What made Tahiti famous to begin with is tied in with this place. The Bounty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Zurich, Switzerland
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Pointe Venus is worth to visit not so much because of its historical site but because of its amazing black sand beach. You got great views on a clear day: take a bath with the Island of Moorea right in front and great views of the impressive green mountains of Tahiti Island. Its definitely my favorite beach -together with Taharuu... More 

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Aberdeen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Anyone visiting Tahiti should know something of the background of point Venus, in my opinion. What made Tahiti famous to begin with is tied in with this place. The Bounty, breadfruit and bravado steeps these islands in history when one of the most famous nautical tales unrolled here when the Bounty moored in the bay adjacent to Point Venus. A... More 

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

There is not much to explore here, but the scenery is nice. Stop to take photos of the lighthouse, mountains, water, beach, and black sand. If you do not visit any other black-sand beaches, make sure to stop at this one. Take a photo of your bare feet on wet sand to show your friends the novelty of going to... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 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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aiken
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 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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Address: Mahina, French Polynesia
Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Tahiti

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