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South Point (Ka Lae) and Green Sand Beach

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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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The southernmost point in the United States…how could you miss it? It was quite an adventure. It’s a beautiful drive to the parking area, which is about two and a half miles from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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115 reviews 115 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The southernmost point in the United States…how could you miss it? It was quite an adventure. It’s a beautiful drive to the parking area, which is about two and a half miles from green beach; you are driving through what looks like pasture land with golden grasses and the blue Pacific background, just beautiful. When we arrived at what looked... More 

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Weirton, West Virginia
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6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This was one of the best things we did on the big island. First we went to South Point for some amazing views and we jumped off of the cliff. AMAZING!!! The water was spectacular. After a few jumps we took the jeep to see the green sands. You absolutely need a four wheel drive. They say you can't drive... More 

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msp
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13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This is a very interesting place to visit. Be sure to visit both the Green sand beach and the lookout which is a turn you make just before the parking for the Green sand beach. It is a long walk to the beach so if you would prefer to ride, hire one of the locals to drive you. Be sure... More 

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Huntington Woods
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

You can drive to a "parking lot" near the boat launch. Do not leave your vehicle without good hiking footwear, sunscreen and water!! It is a long, dusty hike to get to the Green Sand Beach. Once you get there you will be rewarded with a beautiful beach. Leave the sand where it is, no souvenirs.

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The beach was very nice. Really a dark olive, not really green. The day we were there the waves were 1-2 ft as it is quite sheltered, and the kids played happily in them. There were some local boys jumping off the 40 ft cliff which was entertaining to watch. We happily payed a local guy with a truck a... More 

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Fergus, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

South Point Rd at the 69.5 mile marker off the Belt Rd in Hawaii Big Island, leads to the southern most point of USA and a stunning boat launch area surrounded by an almost royal blue ocean. If you head to the end of this single lane scary road, you will have an unparalleled view of a truly wild ocean... More 

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Delaware, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

To get to South Point/Green Sands, you take a small country road about 10 miles off of Highway 11. South Point is very easy to access and has many great views and places to cliff jump (I'm not crazy enough to try it, sadly). But green sands beach is an entirely different ordeal. The hike is an intense 2.5 miles,... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The cliffs here are REALLY Awesome. 40 foot jump into crystal clear water. The cliff is undercut, so its quite a safe jump (there is a blow hole too which looks a bit more dangerous with some timing involved). I did this jump with my 9 year old son. The sketch part is climbing up the rust ladder that is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

It's a beautiful - but quite a hike. I need to warn that The signs say driving prohibited; however, there was quite a bit of 4 wheel vehicles that ignored them and did very well..

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I could never have hiked into to see this spectacular beach on such a hot sunny day. It takes on average 1 hour over extremely rugged terrain just to get to the beach and then you have to hike down a small cliff. However the locals drive you in, in the back of a 4 wheel drive pick up for... More 

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