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Punaluu Black Sand Beach, Island of Hawaii
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The attraction at Punaluu Black Sand Beach is not beach itself but what it's made of--jet black sand formed from nearby volcanic activity. Framed by coconut palms, the beach provides a place for picnicking with restrooms provided. Watch for green sea turtles swimming near the rocks, however, you may want to refrain from swimming here--it is not recommended because of the cold water and rocky shores. The area is also known for strong currents. To visit Punaluu Black Sand Beach on your trip to Pahala, use our Pahala vacation planner.
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  • Ever since I was a little girl, I heard the wonders of a black sand beach... However, I've only been in the past, when about 30% to 50% of the sand was black. This is the most awesome one... it's 100%...  more »
  • While at the black sand beach we saw a sea turtle. The black sand was also a really cool texture - and we enjoyed drawing in it to take photos. Was a beautiful spot. 
  • The sand was truly black which was stunning, There were also 6 Hawaiian sea turtle on the beach and we were surprised how big they were. There are toilets, and a couple of little stalls selling souven...  more »