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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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Take the shuttle

It was a very great ride to the green sands beach.we took the $15.00 per person shuttle and was well worth it (not to mention that the green sands shuttle is the most economical... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

It was a very great ride to the green sands beach.we took the $15.00 per person shuttle and was well worth it (not to mention that the green sands shuttle is the most economical outside adventure on the big island) when we got there we were shown down the ladder and into a crevice that was in the volcanic eruption.... More 

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madrid
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We love looking for hiking trails when we travel, and this one is top on the list of future trails to do again. Dirt parking is available. A local family is at the beginning of the trail, selling water and soda for $2 each. We brought water with us, then later bought an ice-cold Orange soda. I don't usually drink... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

South Point Road is narrow, so drive conscientiously. South Point itself is quite impressive. To get to Green Sand beach, you have to back track to the fork in the road, drive through a random parking lot (take a hard right through it) down to a circular turn around. Then you walk - about 3 miles along the coast -... More 

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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Check it out! Lengthy hike was worthwhile for the end result. One of just a few in the world! Olivine sedimentary layer in the coastline from ancient volcanic activity breaks down to form greenish colored sand. Cool spot. Caught a ride with a local (David) back and it was a good investment. He rigged some seats in the back of... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

If you ever get a chance, check out both places. A good 1.5 hour drive South of Kona but so worth it. Especially on a calm day, the cliff dive is fantastic. It is about 40 foot jump and the scary part is the climb back up the swaying ladder. I wish I would have brought snorkel gear. Water was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We loved this beach---it was beautiful and the swimming was fantastic. Here's some info that might help if you're thinking about visiting: 1. It's only 2 and a quarter flat miles to the beach from the parking lot. You will see signs saying it's 3 miles, but that's just to get you to pay for riding to the beach. 2.... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is a stunning beach! You can hike down - or if you are so inclined you can pay for a lift from a local to the top of the cliff where you hike down to the beach. We opted to take a ride and that in alone was quite an adventure since the roads are dirt and deeply rutted... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

If you are staying on the west side and going to/from Hawaii Volcanoes Natl Park, you will pass the road to South Point. This is a MUST SEE and the road is paved all the way to it - all 12 miles from the main road. It is breathtaking and I really have no other words to describe it. You... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Green Sand Beach is kinda hidden and there is no road access. You can access the beach by jeep if you have one or pay a local "driver" ($15 per person) to drive you there. The way takes like 20 minutes and it`s really tough. Up and down in the rocky landscape. You can also access the beach by foot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We did the drive to South Point and Green Sand beach yesterday. It is a 12 mile drive down a narrow road not quite wide enough for 2 cars but well paved. At the end of the road there is a fork with a small sign showing South Point to the right Green Sand to the left. A short drive... More 

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

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