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South Point (Ka Lae) and Green Sand Beach

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Address: Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Description: The big island of Hawaii's southernmost point features the Green Sand...
The big island of Hawaii's southernmost point features the Green Sand Beach.
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Definitely worth the hike to Green Sands

We ventured out to Green Sand Beach, which was definitely worth it. Our party split up into two groups, one group hiking in, and the other driving in on a personal vehicle (Ford... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We ventured out to Green Sand Beach, which was definitely worth it. Our party split up into two groups, one group hiking in, and the other driving in on a personal vehicle (Ford Escape). Be aware that there are locals trying to sell you rides into the beach on beat-up pick-up trucks. Doubt they have insurance to cover any injuries... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

South point is a breath-taking place. I couldn't stop watching the fishermen using garbage bags to take their bait out (WAY OUT). A powerful spot.

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We parked our car in parking lot and then agreed with locals (they are many there) to drive to beach. They wait until car is full, it does not mean 4-5 people, it means about 10 :) It took about 1/2h by local car to get there. We paid 15usd each for transfer, and believe me, it is a bit... More 

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La Crescenta, California
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

If you're going to be in the area, it's worth doing. It's a beautiful beach, very secluded. Pay the money and have a local drive you. Yes, it's a bit of money, but you can at least say you saw it. By the way, it's not really green. Green parts, mostly gold and of course, tan. The walk would be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This Green Sand Beach was beautiful and a memorable experience of our Hawaii vacation. This is a relaxing location where you can sit on the beach and watch the locals cliff jump. Highly Recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

If you are a dare devil you need to heck out this place! The view is beautiful and the Jump is breathtaking! JUMP, JUMP, JUMP!!!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The drive to South Point (about 12 miles from Highway 11) is well worth a side-trip if you're on this part of the island. There is nothing special here other than the sweeping views of gently sloping fields with ocean all around you. Come for the peace and quiet and sense of remoteness.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We stopped first at South point and learned about how the locals fish there and while my husband did the jump (and had tons of fun) I was a bit chicken of the ladder back up. We then hiked to the green sand beach taking lots of stops for pictures along the way and drinking lots of water. The beach... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The South Point Road is paved all the way to the Cliff Jump site. We picked a perfect day with blue skies and calm ocean. Wow, what a big thrill & adrenaline rush to jump in knowing it's lands end and the next landfall is Tahiti (?) There's two ways to get back up after the plunge. We chose the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I didn't make it to the Green Sand beach, but I did make it to South Point. These cliffs at the edge of the world had people jumping off of them into the ocean, some coming up in a blow hole the Pacific had made in the lava rock beside the jumping platform. I was looking for Shaka the Southern... More 

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Address: Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Naalehu

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