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South Point (Ka Lae) and Green Sand Beach

Address: Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Naalehu
Type: Beaches, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Owner description: The big island of Hawaii's southernmost point features the Green Sand Beach.
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Type: Beaches, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Owner description: The big island of Hawaii's southernmost point features the Green Sand Beach.
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Mexico City, Mexico
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The cliff is about 40 feet high. The paved road now goes all the way to the cliff, so no hiking. The view is stunning, and the water is clear. We thought the seas would've have been rough, but it was quite calm. There is a tall ladder to climb back out. 3 of my kids (15, 13, and 9)... More 

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Norwood, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

If you are lucky enough to visit the Big Island you should visit the South Point and the green beach. The water at South Point is as breathtaking is the green sand and water on Papakolea. A ride to the beach from one of the locals is $15 a piece both ways. It is a very bumpy rocky & hilly... More 

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Alaska
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

We drove to South Point and took pictures and then we decided to do the trek to Green Sand Beach. It was fun doing the 4X4, luckily we had a jeep with a skid plate. We went super slow and it took about 30 minutes and lots of bouncing around in the back seat. Hiking down to the green sand... More 

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escondido
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

I love he 4 wheel drive trip out to green Sands beach ut you can also hike it- it takes atleast an hour plus though to hike it- not an easy hike with kids. You can pay someone to take you out there and back- a local. The view at Southpoint is magnificent and sometimes you can buy coconuts and... More 

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East Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The whole experience of walking down (not a hard walk unless it's hot) was fun and I loved the country side. The beach cove is beautiful.

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Columbus, Indiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We drove there in a jeep it's not a bad drive if you've ever done any off roading . The signs say no off roading allowed but many people were driving it. The locals will let you follow them in if you ask. They know the easiest trails. The beach itself is amazing don't miss it if your on the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

Locals charged $15/person to drive you down. We laughed and walked the 1.5 he bike through the African desert....lol. After what seemed like days we arrived at the beach and had to hike down to a small greenish beach. Nothing amazing! If you decide to go, pay for the ride 😉

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Kigali, Rwanda
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is a wonderrul and pretty easy Long walk. Don't go with out plenty of water. There is NO shade and if the wind is low we imagine it could be hot. But if you are looking for a nice meandering walk to a beautiful unusual green beach where you could have a picnic and lunch this is a lovelly... More 

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Belgrade, Montana
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311 reviews 311 reviews
71 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

An excellent day of "adventure". Although the hike is a bit long, it is So Worth It! There are locals waiting to shuttle you for a price but if you can walk and do a hike ,it is worth the view. Do bring Water and apply your sunscreen before you begin, if you can wear a hat then do so!... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Green sand beach is one of the most beautiful beaches I've visited and will revisit one day. You have the option of hiking or you can get a ride from the locals for a few bucks which is what I did since I was with my 5 year old daughter and it was a good decision. The ride was a... More 

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