Our original plan was to visit the famous Papakōlea Green Sand Beach. But we decided to give up due to the long hike in hot weather. We still visited the southernmost point on Big Island and stopped by South Point Cliff Dive.
The drive from downtown Kailua-Kona was about 1 hour 40 minutes long. I had to rest a bit St Benedict’s Painted Church on the way here. The drive on South Point Road was quite pleasant. We saw a lot of horses and cows in the nearby pastures.
There weren’t a lot of things to see around the parking area. We gazed at the endless Pacific Ocean and stared at the high cliff. It was quite scary to look down the cliff, and I couldn’t imagine jumping off the cliff myself. I did see people in the water.
This is one of the only few destinations in the south of Big Island. It is a good place to stop by before going to Papakōlea Green Sand Beach or on the way from Kailua-Kona to Hilo.