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South Point (Ka Lae) and Green Sand Beach

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Address: Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI
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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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Even in the rain it was beautiful

Let me start with mother nature is not on our side. We have been fighting the weather all week but decided to go for it. A 2 hr drive from Kona, another 30-45 min BUMPY 4WD trip... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Let me start with mother nature is not on our side. We have been fighting the weather all week but decided to go for it. A 2 hr drive from Kona, another 30-45 min BUMPY 4WD trip down to the beach was all worth it. It would have been a perfect 'waste the day' spot had the weather been clear... More 

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Culebra, Puerto Rico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were shocked to see the condition of the road going to the Green Beach. There are sooo many road trails thru this area - t is being destroyed. It really needs to be controlled and changed to a walk in only. Sorry - but it will only get worst. So you hike in and then there are 200 people... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was quite amazed that there is actually something called a green sand beach. We took the shuttle to the beach since the walk was too long and it being our last day on the island, we did not have much time. I wish we could have hiked it though. The beach is small but since not a lot of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The small beach is sculptured by the wind and waves making it a very beautiful unusual rock and sand formation. We swam and bodysurfed on the shore break. If you have the time you can hike. The locals offer a ride on 4-wheel vehicles for a fee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Green Sand beach is so beautiful and a memorable experience! We paid for the shuttle because we didn't have 4x4 and it was totally worth it. Be prepared for a very bumpy road, it's a 3 mile road each way and takes about 45 minutes. Noah, our driver, was a great driver and made it a fun experience. He... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk out is not an easy walk. The ground is uneven, it's hot, and most times windy. For those that heard you can rent a 4WD car and take it out there you can but keep in mind that if you get any damages to the car the insurance you took will not cover it because you are breaking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To our eyes, the green sand didn't really appear green at all; it does look slightly more-so in our photograph, but regardless, the walk and the bay is beautiful and completely worth it anyway. Can park and walk (90 minutes each way) or pay the locals that greet you in the car park to drive you there and back in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous beach - silky green sand, beautiful clear water and fun waves - not for snorkeling or little kids. 3 mile hike each way in the blazing sun but ample opportunities to pay a local 5 to 10 bucks each way for a rough ride standing in the back of their pick up truck. Steep slippery climb down to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To get to the green sand beach, you have to have a 4 wheel drive, if you don't there are locals that will take you for $15 pp. It is a great value. Iwani (aka black cat or mellow yellow) made the trip memorable. It was one of our highlights in hawaii. He is funny, knowledgeable and a character. He... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

6 mile hike is worth getting to this little nook of paradise. Bring plenty of sunblock and water. Locals offer a lift to the Beach at $20 per person, but the hike is just so much better. If you can do it- DO IT!!! Strong currents, so you need to be a great swimmer. Just paradise. Words cannot describe it!

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