[Big Island Day 5] Punalu’u Black Sand Beach

The highlight of Day 5 was visiting Punalu’u Black Sand Beach. It is one of the few black sand beaches in the world and very easy to access.

Punalu'u Black Sand Beach
Punalu’u Black Sand Beach

The weather changed when we drove from South Point Cliff Dive to this beach. It was burning hot at South Point, but when we arrived at the beach 40 minutes later, it was cloudy with some wind. People were swimming even though the current was quite strong.

We stayed for about half an hour. We finished the leftover from our breakfast and walked along the beach. We saw one sea turtle along the way. I expected to see more because I saw a lot at Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park.

Punalu’u Black Sand Beach
Ninole Loop Rd, Naalehu, HI 96772, USA
Amenities: washrooms, shower, picnic tables, shop

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