Point Venus, Tahiti

3.9
#3 of 13 in Historic Sites in French Polynesia
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 Tahiti itinerary using our Tahiti trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • We went to Venus Point, based on the reviews published in TripAdvisor. Very, very big disappointment. This is not worth the long detour we made. It's a black sand beach, of course. Europeans arrive with a small memorial on this subject. Really nothing more.
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  • This is a splendid point which provides a nice view of Moorea and the Tahitian coastline. There is ample sand to lay on, a lighthouse, several historical makers, a snack counter, and gift shop. The on...  more »
  • I have always been a follower of Captain Cook and visiting this place has been on my list for a long time. It is a pretty area and not too far away from the main centre of town. Take your swimming gea...  more »
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  • Great beach with trees for shade.
  • Surprisingly, the sand is black and very hot. The place is very well laid out.
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  • The beach of Pointe Venus is located on the east coast of the island of Tahiti, in the commune of Mahina... Great beach of black sand facing Moorea, it is a privileged place to bathe, surf in safety (no reef) ideal to go with small children, the sea not being deep and little agitated (except at the end of the year)... The surrounding area and the parking lot have been completely refurbished with a concrete trail, decks, a large pergola with tables and benches... The artisans ' fare has also been completely renovated! Just stay the shower part
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  • It was a good place where I always go in the morning to make my foutine from 07:30 to 09 o'clock
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