Punalu'u Black Sand Beach
Great walking paths with unique plant-life, beautiful landscapes, frequent turtle sightings, snorkeling and swimming, camping and cookouts!
Punalu’u Black Sand Beach is the largest and most accessible black sand beach on the Big Island. Great places to picnic, (there is a restroom) relax and watch the Honu (Hawaiian Green Hawks Bill Sea turtle) sunbathe on the black sand. Be sure to keep your distance from the turtles (they are an…
It's why you come to Turtle Paradise! This amazing beach is 300 yards from your door. Come out early in the morning and you'll have the whole beach to yourself.
You can see the large turtles here if you are lucky. Don't be shy to ask around if they close by.
Public area featuring black-sand beach ringed by coconut palms & often populated by sea turtles.
Take a stroll along this beautiful black sand beach and watch the native green sea turtles napping along the shoreline. Do take care not to get too close or touch the turtles and doing so carries a steep fine.
“Each Wednesday, located in front of Ace Hardware. Wonderful array of fresh local produce. Artists crafts available to make your trip memorable. Limited vendors also display on Saturday each week.”
“Explore this forested, wild slope of Mauna Loa, a hiking adventure that extends to our own back yard. ”
“You must have lunch here! We think the best sandwich is the seafood salad made daily and waiting for you in the display case. Sit outside under the pavillion and enjoy local entertainment. top it off with your favorite malasada...mine is lilikoi!”
Point of Interest
“Green sand beach is one of the (many) “once in a lifetime” places in the Big Island. It is one of two green sand beaches in the United States, while the amount of truly green sand beaches on the world can be counted on one hand.”
“South Point is the southernmost point in the United States! as you drive down South Point Road, stay right as you approach the ocean. you will be on a high cliff overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Local people often fish off these cliffs. Some tourists even jump off the cliffs and climb back up a very old ladder up the side of the cliff!”