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Green Sands Beach

South Point, Island of Hawaii, HI 96737
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The Mahana Beach is most famous for its green color sand.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“mile hike” (24 reviews)
“round trip” (19 reviews)
“pickup truck” (15 reviews)
South Point, Island of Hawaii, HI 96737
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful! Take the truck down, don't walk. Where else do you see a Green Sand Beach? This is a must do on the Big Island. Pay the $15 for the ride down in one of the for hire local trucks. 2.6 miles is too long...More

Thank DaveHom1796
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hubby and I wanted to see this Green Sand Beach that we had read all about and were determined to make it there. We drove from Pahoa and it did take quite a while to arrive there. Once we did arrive, we saw lots of...More

1  Thank gldnpupper27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Waikola and drove our rental car there to start our day (2.5 hour ride with traffic). Upon parking, we decided we were gonna hike the entire thing (3 miles each way). There are locals there who offer rides to and from...More

Thank andrewt105
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the easy way out to get to the beach. We rented a Jeep Wrangler but decided against driving out to the beach ourselves. Instead we paid the $15/person for a rough ride out on the back of a pickup truck. That ride itself...More

1  Thank Mary L
Reviewed August 17, 2017

this is a very pretty beach...there will be a lot of folks....we walked the whole way and back and it was a loooooong walk.....the beach was very nice and waves are fun but be careful and don't turn your back or you will lose your...More

1  Thank Hibby922
Reviewed August 17, 2017

The travel book says its a 2.2 mile hike but we clocked in at 3.5 miles and a solid 1 hour of hiking thru desert like conditions, it was worth it, the sand and surf are beautiful at this location and nothing looks like it...More

1  Thank Robert F
Reviewed August 10, 2017

There were locals set up with 4WD trucks that you could pay $15 per person to ride to the green sand beach. However, their existence kicked up a ton of dust in the face of the hikers, not to mention they have destroyed the surrounding...More

Thank Kewpie88
Reviewed August 2, 2017

This is a treasure of Big island... This beach 'of the end of the world', along the wildest South coast, seems to be unreal. After a walk of 2,5 miles (it seems more the first way, but...) on an easy but dusty, windy and very...More

Thank gil40100
Reviewed August 1, 2017

This was such an amazing experience. This is only one of four green sand beaches in the world and it is the most southern point in the United States. Knocked a couple things off of our bucket list right there. The beach is beautiful and...More

Thank ElConquistador000
Reviewed July 17, 2017

You travel turn onto South Point Road from Highway 11 and 10 miles to a fork in the road. To the right takes you to the southernmost point of Hawaii. To the left takes you to the parking area (only about half a mile down...More

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March 1, 2017|
Response from waterfreak2017 | Reviewed this property |
The cost is for roundtrip. Our driver asked us how long we planned on staying. I am unsure how late the drivers hang out for. We were there mid am. As they are just locals, there is no "open/closed" time. We stayed about an... More
February 23, 2017|
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Response from anchorprop | Reviewed this property |
You could make arrangements with someone in the parking area for a specific time to pick you up before you head off hiking. Times are random. They basically wait until they have a full vehicle to make a run.
November 7, 2016|
Response from jeffsmead | Reviewed this property |
Yo cannot miss them they are in the only parking area for the beach which is a few miles away. Your GPS will get you to the parking area and they will meet you as you drive in.