Point Venus, Tahiti

3.9
#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 Mahina itinerary using our Mahina trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • August 30, 2017
    did this as part of a tour of the island interesting seeing the boats and the beach little group of stalls for purchases a few monuments and memorials around the place beach was very crowded as a sund...  more »
  • August 30, 2017
    One of the essential visits in Tahiti, next to the monument to Cook and the lighthouse. Above all it is an essential point to see the sunset, beside a beach is not too crowded. The side has a roomy and comfortable parking.
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  • August 25, 2017
    This place has lots to see, including the only Lighthouse on the island, historical sites, and beautiful views including a nice beach. Worth the stop! There is also a snack bar and heaps of parking.  more »
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  • September 23, 2017
    Great beach with trees for shade.
  • March 13, 2017
    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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  • May 28, 2017
    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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