We had been looking forward to seeing Green Sand Beach for months.
We were on a cruise docking in Hilo (2 1/2Hour Drive each way) and unfortunately had very limited time to enjoy the beach.
We just didn't have the time to hike 1 hour each way.
It's very windy and dusty with breath taking views of crashing waves.
We opted to pay DAVE, the $15 per person to be driven to the beach and back to our car.
Dave, a local fishermen, lived his entire life in this area was a great source of information.
Dave had a 4X4 vehicle so we were inside and not sitting on the back of some pick-up.
Dave offered to take pictures of my wife and I with fantastic background scenery in each shot.
Dave offered bottled water and stopped several time to ask hikers if they needed water, a real nice guy!
Some hikers didn’t make it all the way and turned back, stating it was just to far to walk, some wearing flip/flops etc.
It’s very windy and dusty and no shade, so dress appropriately!
If you’re in Hawaii and have the time, this should be high on your list of things to see.
It was the highlight of our return visit to Hawaii.
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