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Point Venus, Tahiti
(3/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
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 Taravao itinerary using our Taravao trip builder.
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  • If you want a simple black sand beach head to Point Venus. There are families and couples hanging out or swimming at the beach. Plenty of parking most days. 
  • Beach black, very crowded but relatively quiet. Nice view. Artisans on-site: sarongs, tiki... Facts on site and at very reasonable prices
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  • The Park is located instead of landing of the mutiny on the Bounty on the island of Tahiti. Some monuments decorate the Park, including a lighthouse.
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