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Kaimu Beach Park

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Kaimu Beach Park

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Ellesor826 wrote a review Apr 2020
Bradenton, Florida1,312 contributions300 helpful votes
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This is a must stop and walk and experience thing that every visitor must experience when visiting Hawaii. This beach was one of the highlights on the tour we had chosen from our cruise ship and truly was exceptional. Be prepared to be out in the hot and humid sun for the walk to and from the black sand beach on a nature path with lots of photo ops along the way. It's not smooth but it's not steep and it is hot! And it is also very well worth it! Stop by the little smoothie shop when you're done for a nice refreshing cold and delicious treat. This is not to be missed.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Cindy H wrote a review Feb 2020
Alameda, California1,553 contributions160 helpful votes
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What a great find as we were driving along in taking the back roads of Hawaii. This was truly a gem and one of the newly created black sand beaches created by the latest lava flow in 2018. It's a fun place to explore, not a place to go to the beach but there is also a little faire-like area next door with small eateries in case you want something to eat. It's a great place to explore but also hot due to all the black lava.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Mike H wrote a review Feb 2020
Phoenix, Arizona1,753 contributions233 helpful votes
This park is now under a lava flow. You can park and wander on down a path to the new black sand beach. Amazing thing to think about what has been added and how. Gave it a 4 because of how this happened not because the beach is all that great. Isaac Hale is a better beach.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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JenRed2014 wrote a review Feb 2020
Buffalo, New York783 contributions83 helpful votes
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This new black sand beach was an amazing sight to see. Walking down to the shoreline it’s really humbling to think that this land wasn’t even here a few decades ago. Now slowly there are plants and trees sprouting everywhere you look, from what seems like the harshest environment. The cooled lava swirls and bubbles, cracks and crumbles right up to the raging ocean waves. There isn’t really any beach to stand on or to swim in, but you can definitely stand on the rock’s edge and contemplate Mother Nature’s power. After your short walk to the shore and back, you can stop in for a bite to eat at the small snack shack at the parking area. There is a bathroom there as well.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Michael B wrote a review Dec 2019
Bellflower, California14,698 contributions308 helpful votes
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Kaimu Beach was once part of a small fishing village but was destroyed in the 1990 Lava flow. Today the new black-sand beach is a tourist attraction, as is were the lava cut off the highway before flowing into the ocean, giving a look of being on the moon. We parked under a big tree, one of the last standing next to Uncle Robert's Farmers Market, before making the 20 minute walk to the black sand beach. There is a lot of interesting memorials scattered all over the lava flow, at places destroyed by the Lava flow, even an abandoned motor car. TIP: There is a path that leads to the beach, but be careful when exploring the area, the land is still unstable and may cave in.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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