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“diffucult but interesting”

South Point (Ka Lae) and Green Sand Beach
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Owner description: The big island of Hawaii's southernmost point features the Green Sand Beach.
Reviewed March 23, 2013

Just did the South Point..green sand beach. First, take the "shuttle" which consists of an old beater of a pick up truck with a couch in the truck bed...$15 round trip for the almost 3 mile ride. The beach ittself is olive green, small, a bit of a climb down to get to it, and yesterday the waves were pounding the sand....be careful and don't go out very far...a ways down the road is the Black Sand Beach, I thought much more impressive, relatively fine black sand, has lots of turtles on the beach and swimming in the protective cove. The Black beach is towards the Volcano National Park..be sure to stop at the local bread factory on the way...don't recall the name but it is right on the highway, starts with a P.

Thank Mark Z
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

Nice views of cliffs and wind mills. Good spot for seeing whales about 1 mile out looking south. Great waves.

Thank Robin S
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

Yes it is a trek - I would say close to three miles. When you think you have had enough and are ready to give up you come across the cove/cinder cone within which lies the beach.

Went there with two kids between the ages of 7 and 10. Make sure you do this early morning (get there before 9 am), wear a good sun screen, put on your most comfortable pair of walking shoes and carry plenty of water. Do not try and walk along the cliff line, follow the ruts in the road towards the left of the 'parking lot' made by the locally operated shuttle service. Shimmy down the cliff and sink your toes into this remarkable sand. The climb down and up looks a lot more scary than it actually is.

We took the 'shuttle' back and got to know every bump and rock on the road.

Well worth a morning.

1  Thank 56764Linda
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

Of all the things that we did on the Island, this was my favorite. It is a flat walk and I recommend just walking. All of us managed just fine (ages 11-50). One of two places in the world that you can see green sand, so why would you miss this opportunity? The wind was very calm the day we went and the water was great to swim in. Plan on this taking the entire day, and go to south point also.

3  Thank Hondasaki_cat_girl
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

To get to green sand beach, you either walk or go by 4 wheel drive. Very rough going road, about 2-3 miles in, but worth going. Beautiful beach and the was was great.

Thank BJd1948
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