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South Point (Ka Lae) and Green Sand Beach

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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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This was an amazing beach to visit. We were staying in Waikoloa so the drive was far but well worth it. Once you reach the beach entrance, there is a parking lot full of locals... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This was an amazing beach to visit. We were staying in Waikoloa so the drive was far but well worth it. Once you reach the beach entrance, there is a parking lot full of locals and other tourist. From the parking lot it's about a 3-4 mile hike to the beach. If you have rented a four wheel drive vehicle,... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

If you are making your way to the southernmost point in the U.S. (yes Hawaii is still a state) to take a jump off the cliff (not allowed according to the signs) and climb back up the ladder or risk making your way back up the lava tube, you might as well make the extra effort to hit up Green... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Another must see excursion. There is no signs along the way. We stopped a couple times to ask for the direction. Ok, in order for you to get there, you must turn into South Point. It didn't tell us the Green Sand is in there so we went passed and had to turn back. We were told that we had... More 

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Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Totally worth the drive. The view is amazing! People were jumping off the cliffs (too chicken to try, but looked like fun).

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We went for the green sand beaches, but got a little funny around the locals who said the only way in was to give them $$ and ride in their SUV. They were right, so we didn't go...but we did go cliff jumping off the southernmost point available. I'd highly recommend this for the more adventurous ones. It's a bit... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It was a must do for us Floridians to see the southern most point. Wear sneakers if you plan to walk around. Very dirty and lots of sharp rocks. Walk the lower paths at the southern most point. We never made the green sand beaches. Not enough time. The locals will shuttle you down there for a cash fee. Plan... More 

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The most southern point in the USA is Ka Lae (south point) it is where you can jump off of a 30+ foot cliff and have the wind blow you off the pali... not at the same time of course :-) The hike to green sands is about 2+ miles and is worth every step. It is a body surfing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Thankfully the people we were visiting have a big truck and were able to take us here. We went here twice during our 3 week stay. It is a nice little hike down to the actual beach after the truck ride so might not be good for people who have trouble walking. The first time we went here the waves... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Loved the hike in and out as well as enjoying the final destination..Green Sand! Very worthwhile. Bring a water bottle, you will need it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Here is your plan if you decide to go: 1. Do not bring bring people that are handicapped in any way as it is rigorous to get to. 2. Bring a lunch and plan to stay for 2+ hours. 3. I would not recommend hiking as it is simply too much, too hot and a long hot walk with no... More 

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