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Point Venus, Tahiti
(3.1/5 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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  • See course, located near a beautiful beach where the Polynesian families on Sunday.
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  • lovely park and safe beach of black sand.. interesting lighthouse and other historical items. small stalls selling souveniers 
  • Beautiful beach of black sand in a beautiful Bay for decorations. C is near the lighthouse which is built on the point that Captain Cook reportedly then released one of its stopovers to Tahiti. The Bay is very protected from the swell when the prevailing winds. Well attended on weekends and during the school holidays (in hot weather).
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