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Beware of walk, surf and skin!

This beach was hidden, down a cliff and the surf was rough (getting into and out of breakers) but... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ashland, Kentucky
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Not the best place to swim but the sand is a must see

Not much parking but not someplace you will probably be staying long. Mostly locals go here to fish... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This beach was hidden, down a cliff and the surf was rough (getting into and out of breakers) but the sand was unforgettable. As were all the nude swimmers and sunbathers (and the pot they were smoking...) there was plenty of shade and there was...More

Thank Mudfoot4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much parking but not someplace you will probably be staying long. Mostly locals go here to fish and hang out.

Thank keith e
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great beach. Nice black sand but there are naked people running around! There are other black beaches around, so if you have kids skip this!!

Thank ozziesd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there just before the a tropical storm hit and the waves were rough. I swam but it was a little scary. The beach is really nice and unique for the area. The road was closed due to the eruption about 5 miles north....More

Thank AGtraveler79
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The black sand, contrasting the blue ocean is beautiful. You can see it from the top of the cliff. Really not worth hiking down. People urinate and other activities. Smells horrible, and attracts flys. There is a way better black sand beach in Kalapana, easy...More

2  Thank Ledesa B
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Due to the May 2018 Kilauea Volcano eruption The roads have been closed into the Syria. The earthquake damage from the collapsing crater in volcanic national park has greatly affected the area

Thank Ruthmar1e
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Beautiful black sand beach with sea turles sunning themselves. Really enjoyed the views. Great parking. People were fishing here too.

Thank gmaM
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Very cool place with this black sand all over you can walk on and go swimming - a feeling very close to the volcano

Thank dennys34
Reviewed June 6, 2018

A fantastic black sands beach one of the few in the world. There were even sea turtles there that you could look at and take pictures. There is a lifeguard, bathrooms and tables there that you can enjoy. A little of a drive but well...More

1  Thank Karen T
Reviewed April 22, 2018

Kehena is a wonderful beach, worth the short, steep hike. Definitely bring a beach bag or backpack for any items you need, as you will need your hands. It is a small area, like all beaches on the big island. The sand is black and...More

2  Thank Liz R
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Ledesa B
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Response from eventlooks | Reviewed this property |
It's the place I live right near! It's still nice and the waves are big. There was no confusion as I go daily and there are not to many naked people and if they are they are quite discreet! So Kehena Beach-The nude beach... More
February 7, 2018|
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Response from Greg S | Reviewed this property |
The beach itself is not associated with a town, however, Pahoa, which is a cute, laidback little town with several restaurants and a few shops is only about 20 min north. We went from the beach to Pahoa for dinner, and then... More