Point Venus, Tahiti

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#3 of 13 in Nature in Society Islands
Combine sunbathing with a bit of Tahitian culture and history at Point Venus, a public black-sand beach. Said to be the spot from which Captain Cook watched the planet Venus cross in front of the sun, the beach includes a monument commemorating the explorer, as well as a lighthouse designed by the father of "Treasure Island" author Robert Louis Stevenson. Take a dip in the shallow waters and gaze across the sea at the island of Moorea. With ample shade, the site also presents a great opportunity for a picnic. Make Point Venus part of your personalized Arue itinerary using our Arue trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • Point Venus is a major site in the history of Tahiti and the location where the Europeans and Tahitians first met at the end of the 18 century. Point Venus received its name from Captain. James Cook w...  more »
  • Well appointed spot and has kept its authenticity.. .to do not miss for a visit or a picnic at the beach. The bath is more pleasant!
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  • the locals love, because children swim freely in the sea, is apparently not dangerous. The monument and the Tower, tell the story of James Cook, who went ashore here.
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  • Great beach with trees for shade.
  • It's a really nice beach with black sand and with a view on Morea, can we go to the small surf with friends, to make of the will ' has and the sunsets are beautiful!
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  • Beautiful black sand beach where you can bring the family. Easy access and free parking. The beach is long and there is room for everyone. The swimming area is protected.
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  • It offers a great place to spend some time with your family, friends or to relax alone in the Sun, the water has an excellent 🌡 temperature year-round, and it also has attractions for everyone.
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  • Beautiful beach with black sand
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