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Address: Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI
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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Well worth the drive! Look for Joseph for ride to Green sand beach!

We had a great time driving down to Southpoint and also seeing the Green Sand Beach on a recent trip to Hawaii! Once we made it to South Point, we watched the people diving off... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We had a great time driving down to Southpoint and also seeing the Green Sand Beach on a recent trip to Hawaii! Once we made it to South Point, we watched the people diving off the boat hoists into the water. Some were even climbing to the top of the hoist and jumping off...great entertainment! As we were walking down... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

South Point is a beautiful area that reminded my wife and I of Ireland. South Point is purely a scenic adventure for most and a paved road leads to the point. For the more adventurous, take the plunge off the 40' rock wall into clear blue ocean or very carefully jump into cave. We didn't jump, many people didn't jump,... More 

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Austin, TX
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

South Point is amazing! It's quite an interesting drive to get there, and we came from Kona. The water is so powerful, and the views are spectacular. It was peaceful to sit there and listen to the waves. Locals were fishing there. Two brave souls were snorkeling. We didn't make the trek out to the green sand beach. It was... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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149 reviews 149 reviews
44 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

To start off, the sand isn't super green. It's kind of olive, in the right light, so if you're looking for true green, you'll be bummed out. Second, be ready for an adventure: The hike out to the beach is long, windy, and dry, and rather confusing. So if you don't pack lots of your own water, wear comfortable shoes,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

One of the most amazing sites I have ever seen. I am a Georgia southern girl and couldn't leave Hawaii without going to South Point. Standing at the most southern part of the USA and everywhere you look are breathtaking views of the cliffs and blue ocean. There was a local boy about 12 years old diving off the cliffs... More 

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Beeville, Texas
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The drive from southpoint to the green beach trailhead is spectacular. From southpoint you can see forever in nearly all directions, a humbling experience. It's very windy and a bumpy ride to the cliffs. Green Sand Beach is a unique experience. You can hire a 4x4 to take you in and out or you can hike the easy 3 miles... More 

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London, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

While in BI, we decided we wouldn't go to this beach as it was too far. While having dinner the waiter talked about the beach and we thought maybe we should give it a try.. We drove for hours on a road that didn't have any nice scenery to get to the "green beach" parking lot to find out we... More 

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Kent, Washington
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52 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A long drive from Kona brought us here, to the southermost point in the United States. It was a rainy afternoon but the drive was beautiful, scenic with ocean views, coffee plantations, jungles and lava flows. We loved it. When we got to the point, we were in time to watch someone take the plunge. The views from here are... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

South Point is just what it says...the southern most point on the island of Hawaii and also the southern most point in the USA. The road leading from highway 11 is narrow but quite doable. The cliffs are high and the wind is constant and the views spectacular. Right off the cliffs the water is 1500 ft. deep, very clear... More 

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Park Ridge, NJ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A really unique beach on the Big Island of Hawaii. It is a Nature's Wonder. A 2 mile plus 4 x 4 drive to get to the beach due to the rough terrain. Experienced drivers are available for this venture. I would strongly recommend doing so for your vehicle's sake.

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