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Green Sands Beach (Papakolea)

South Hawai'i / Ka'u District: Ocean View | South Point | Greensands Beach
Wai'ohinu | Na'alehu | Punalu'u Black Sand Beach
| Pahala

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Green Sand Beach
Mahalo to Rick Bramm- Edmonton, Canada

Four mile hike (2mi each way) or heavy duty 4WD.
This green olivine sand is a unique scenic beach.

Green Sand Beach
Mahalos to Kelly Porr of Arroyo Grande, CA

We STRONGLY advise against swimming here.
The descent down the cliff can be very dangerous.
Not a place to take small children.

Green Sand Beach
Mahalo to Rick Bramm- Edmonton, Canada

This is the better part of the trail before it gets rough.
Frequent strong wind gusts blow dust and debris.
No lifeguard, no phone or facilities of any kind.
BRING DRINKING WATER!
No Starbucks!

Directions to Greensands Beach: Take South Point Road from Hwy.11. Near the end the road stay left- you will end up in the circular parking area near the boat ramp. The parking area and Green Sands Beach are marked on the Google Map below.


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South Hawai'i / Ka'u District: Ocean View | South Point | Greensands Beach
Wai'ohinu | Na'alehu | Punalu'u Black Sand Beach
| Pahala



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