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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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My wife and I took a day and walked to the Green Sand Beach. Was it worth the trip? If you have some time to kill like we did or a beach goer then yes. If your on a time restraint... read more

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Frackville, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I took a day and walked to the Green Sand Beach. Was it worth the trip? If you have some time to kill like we did or a beach goer then yes. If your on a time restraint then you can probably skip. If you have a four wheel drive you can drive there but the road... More 

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Quebec
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Green sand beach is a beautiful bucket list destination for beach lovers. Going there takes more time than anticipated, so be prepared for the unknown. Once reaching the parking lot, the beach is 3 miles away, leaving the visitor with 3 options to ponder; 1) Walk: simple and cheap, but hot, no shade, dusty, time consuming and tiring, specially after... More 

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Oakdale, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The green sand ranks right up there with white sand and black sand! It's ok to visit if you're not too far away.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

When you can drive no further, you still have a ways before you reach the true southernmost point. There is an are where people are diving and fishing, but you have to continue past them to a deserted area to reach the exact point - probably another 5 minutes walking. There are no signs, just little stacked stones and rocks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the truck that the colorful driver called the Black Cat to get to the beach. It was a 20+ minute drive, extremely bumpy and dusty. The beach is spectacular (actually green!) and we were sorry not to have brought bathing suits. We were filthy when we got back to the parking lot, then had to head to the... More 

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Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was here 12 years ago....it was better then! The trip from the parking lot to the green sand beach is a solid hour walk - be prepared for that and the hour walk back of course. Stick towards the shoreline - you will see spots of green sand along the shore as you walk towards the "real deal". You can't... More 

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Eustis, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First the car ride going to south point was a unique experience. Driving through horse and cow pastures that overlook the Pacific on terrain that I never would have pictured in Hawaii. Also passing a windmill farm.the stop at the first parking area near a plague was a beautiful cliff overlooking the pacific. Other people there fishing and cliff diving.... More 

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Ringgold, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here because it is unique. A beautiful cove with green sand. It is not easy to get to. You can hike 3 miles both ways or pay $15 a person to ride a Polaris in and out. It was $30 well spent. Once you get there you have to go down a pretty steep bank. There is a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hi! I would like to specifically share my experience driving at both South Point and Green Sand Beach. Both were quite the adventure for me. My family and I were all over the big island in a 4x4 Nissan Armada rental. The Dollar Rental agent raved about this car's off roading ability. So I decided to test it out at... More 

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Port Aransas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't go to the Big Island and not come here. We paid a nice local driver to take us down to this unspoiled beach, which is one of the two truly Green Sand Beaches in the world. (the other is in the Galapogos) We made friends really fast in that bumpy jeep ride, but I'm telling you, was so beautiful!... More 

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