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Point Venus, Tahiti

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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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  • We took a road trip and found this park. Great views of the ocean. There was a school or camp with lots of kids at the park this day. We walked around and enjoyed the sites, the lighthouse, the out do...  more »
  • I'm a huge history buff, so probably get more excited than most. This place started out with capt. cook, on his first mission to track Venus , hence the name. Then others followed. Light house still s...  more »
  • We'd been told this was a must-see black sands beach - and no doubt, the waterfront was beautiful, but not unlike other spots along the coast that had many fewer people. We went on a Sunday which we l...  more »