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Kaimu Beach Park

Old Kalpana Rd, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
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Easy Access Black Sand Beach! Incredible!

This beach is new. Its so stunningly black, and the contrast of the blue ocean, white foam and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ledesa B
Fascinating lava fields from '91 flow near Hawaii Lalala

Marvel at the patterns and shapes of the 'other worldly' terrain created by the 1989-1991 lava... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Troy P
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Pahoa, Hawaii
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Old Kalpana Rd, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach is new. Its so stunningly black, and the contrast of the blue ocean, white foam and black sand is incredible. There is also a great store and Kava bar @ Uncle Robert's at the end of the road. So much fun!

Thank Ledesa B
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Marvel at the patterns and shapes of the 'other worldly' terrain created by the 1989-1991 lava flow. While not the 'newest' lava in geological terms it is new land. This lava has cooled and is accessible and safe to explore. Great hiking exercise and amazing...More

Thank Troy P
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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

I always liked the Kalapana Black Sand beach which disappeared with a lava flow about 20 some years ago. So we went to try to find it and came across this one. You drive to the end of the road in Pahoa where the Chain...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2018

This is an one-of-a-kind place. When we walked the 0.4-mile hike to the beach, it was laden with magnificent lava formations. Every few hundred yards, we saw paintings, balanced rocks, palm tree regrowths... We later learned that the old beach was destroyed less than 20...More

Thank SatChild
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Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

We were going to the end of HI 130 to see lava but wanted coffee. In Kaimu we found coffee and short walk to the ocean. Wow what a wonderful little walk just follow the red Sand to the Black Sand Beach. The surf was...More

Thank sirgorpster
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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

The short walk out to the new black sand beach is awe inspiring. It’s crazy to think that we were standing on a beach that was younger than we are! Seeing the lava flows that destroyed the prior town is a reminder of the power...More

Thank Aggies_D
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Reviewed February 5, 2018

This is one of a kind place at the very end of Hwy. 137 on the Hilo side. A local had suggested that we go there on a Wednesday afternoon, walk on the lava formations all the way to the ocean, and then hike back...More

Thank Evelina62
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Reviewed January 7, 2018

Easy walk out to the coast to see how lava flow shaped the coastal landscape. The view of the coast is breath-taking and taking sometime to just sit in quite mediation is recommended. There are pieces of white corals and black lava rocks that makes...More

Thank Juliana C
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Reviewed December 12, 2017 via mobile

The new black sand beach has interesting views and is an easy walk from the parking area. After reading about the lava flow and how it all came about we had to check it out. We find it fascinating and humbling at the same time....More

Thank Pat M
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Reviewed November 5, 2017

this was a really great place to stop for a break and have a refreashing swim to cool down. Stunning sceanery

Thank Kate C
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