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Isaac Hale Beach Park

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Isaac Hale Beach Park

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13-101 Kalapana Kapoho Beach Road, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
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ChrysalisTravel wrote a review Nov 2020
California220 contributions110 helpful votes
Big Island's newest black sand beach. Fine black sand, pounding surf, and thermal pools make this a very interesting beach indeed. The boat ramp is untouched from the lava flow, but is unusable for boat traffic. Lava has covered access roads, so plan for longer drives. As of October, there were no facilities. No fresh water = only port-a-potties at the beach.
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Date of experience: October 2020
2 Helpful votes
Mike H wrote a review Jun 2020
Phoenix, Arizona1,792 contributions290 helpful votes
The beach has been totally changed by the lava flows that happened. The lava is 15 to 20 tall at the place where the beach was. Now a new beach is further to the south. The boat ramp is now isolated fromt he ocean bt 300 feet of black sand beach. Mother Nature can change things quickly.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Satish K Maduri wrote a review Mar 2020
Princeton, New Jersey26 contributions5 helpful votes
Very nice drive to beach , best way to experience how lava trail from recent eruption flow to sea .. with rough waves and volcanic rock on the beach , it is not in swim condition. But great beach to visit to see the power of nature and how it continue to change landscape ..
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Date of experience: February 2020
Leslie M wrote a review Mar 2020
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii24 contributions7 helpful votes
The Isaac Hale Beach Park is a marvelous example of the power of nature, specifically the 2018 volcanic eruption of Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii. This beach park was only barely spared by the lava flows, with one flow coming into the park from the left side about 20 feet tall, and the former boat launching site being closed off into a pond. There is a new black sand beach which is quite beautiful, and it is semi-circular on the entire ocean side of the park. To get there, go South from Pahoa on Highway 130, and then left onto Highway 137 along the coast. You will pass. over three high volcanic flows, with the road being rebuilt;t to go over each of the volcanic flows. It is truly amazing!
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Date of experience: March 2020
3 Helpful votes
Cindy H wrote a review Feb 2020
Alameda, California1,551 contributions216 helpful votes
This is the newest most recent black sand beach made by the latest volcanic eruption in 2018. It's a little out of the way place and there are signs that warn you to park at your own risk, but that wasn't an issue. The walk out to the ocean on this area is really nice. It can be very warm with all that lava around and the sun reflecting off of it but it is a very interesting place to see. Looks like they've planted some palm trees that are growing along this way. As you walk out to the ocean, you can see the power of the lava all around and how it spared this little community. It's not a beach that you can go into the water with. It's very rough and unpredictable but worth seeing. There's also a little area that's like an outdoor fair where you can buy different kinds of food and it looks like an area set up for entertainment for the locals and tourists alike although nothing was happening when we were there.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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