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We were a part of a Big Island tour and we stopped by this beach just before 5 in the afternoon. I think this is the best time to stop here as the likelihood of spotting a turtle on the beach is highly likely in...More
Visited Punalu'u Beach with the family while on vacation in Hawaii. Although we are from Iceland where there are plenty of black sand beaches, we found this a worthwhile destination with the black sand, the bright green vegetation and the popularity of the beach among...More
The beach is easy to find and easy to park and walk to. However, the waves and the beach doesn't see too pleasant to swim in. The black sand and rock seems rough and the current seem strong with shorebreak.
The scenery is very beautiful...More
We drove 1hr 30mins to Punalu’u beach from Kona to see turtles. It was a long drive with not a lot to see along the way, however the beach was easy to get to. There is parking there but there are also a lot of...More
Small beach, perfectly nice. Amazing views and features. Definitely worth checking out for the black sand alone. Beware the sand is coarser than normal. Even if you don't like beaches it's enough of a novelty to see it yourself. There's plenty of parking on three...More
This was very cool to see. I didn't think it was a great beach for swimming. The water was rough when I went. But it is for sure, beautiful to see and hang out at. We also saw a sea turtle resting on the beach....More
Punalu'u Black Sand Beach is one of the easiest beaches to get to on the Big Island. Our experience in arriving was that there is a fork in the road as the road ends. We went left and arrived at a small parking lot right...More
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When is Punalu'u Black Sand beach open?
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