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“Worth stopping in” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Punalu'u Black Sand Beach Park

Punalu'u Black Sand Beach Park
Highway 11, Island of Hawaii, HI 96777
(800) 464-2924
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Big Island in 3 Days: Snorkeling, Hiking, Camping...
Type: Beaches, Parks, State Parks, Outdoors
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Owner description: Nestled in an area with coconut trees and a black sand beach, this park is one of the best in Hawaii.
Herndon, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Worth stopping in”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Got great pictures of sea turtle sleeping in sand. Picturesque. Not sure worth a separate trip from kona or waikoloa, but we were glad to stop by on return from volcano.

Visited May 2014
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Fremont, California
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“Breathtaking view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This is a must see attraction when driving to Kona. The view of the beach really is breathtaking especially seeing the water splash against the rocks and the waves coming in. I could spend all day here just watching the ocean waves. It's relaxing yet powerful. This is truly a memorable experience just visiting the beach and walking on the black sand.

Visited May 2014
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New York City, New York
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“Unique!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

It was my first time seeing black sand. I loved it. The beach is small, but very pretty. There are sea turtles everywhere. Some of them are enormous. A must see!

Visited May 2013
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Simi Valley, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Sea turtles everywhere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The day we went it was dark and cloudy. that being said we still enjoyed this truly unique beach. there were tons of sea turtles either resting on the beach or coming in from the ocean. Some of them were huge and there shells just kind of blended into the dark sand. there was just and overall different feeling here. The dark sky and dark sand felt somewhat of a surreal experience.

Visited August 2013
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South Bend, Indiana
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“Walk this beach and feel nature”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This beach and the green beach can't be missed on your around island tour.
We parked in the parking lot and immediately saw the black sand and some local turtles hanging out. OMG, the experience was memorable.
There are bathrooms in the area as well. If you want a beverage or snack there is a guy at the far side of the beach .

Visited April 2014
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