49 Black Sand Beach, Waikoloa

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  • We stayed at the Islands in Mauna Lani so this was a short drive for us. We didn't go here until the end of our trip, but we went two days in a row when we found it. It was our favorite beach on...  more »
  • Great find for an uncrowded scenic beach with good snorkeling. The sand gets hot and not much shade, parking was good.  more »
  • It was really cool going here! It was very windy when we went so we couldn't really go in the water but it was so fun to run around and the blacks were really cool. We got some cool pictures by the...  more »
  • Unfortunately the weather was slightly overcast with clouds and periodic rain showers that prevented the jaw dropping sunny views of the island and in particular this black sand beach, however, I still felt the amazing Big Island experience. This was one of our many stops throughout the day and to get here, you must enter a million dollar home gated resort that was built inside of a lava flow next to the coast line which was mind blowing. I highly recommend visitors and travelers to come visit this beach.
  • The sand is brown, really. Still it is hot to the point of melting my sandals. Do not plan to spend too much time here. The beach is steep and the ocean seems to be a bit more forceful as it hits the steep part of the incline. The cliffs are cool to look at. Maui is visible from the bottom.
  • Beautiful, small.. Good bathrooms..when you drive up to the Gate, tell them you need a beach pass (free of charge.. Beaches are public in Hawaii) Do NOT take the fisherman trail.. Turn right to the beach. Otherwise, risk life and limb climbing over jagged lava rocks..
  • No seating. Sand was rough. Good for snorkeling and swimming. Secluded with very limited parking. They only allow 19 vehicles at a time. The Fishermans trail runs through there and we had fun exploring it. We did find a real black sand beach. If you found this review helpful please click like.
  • You have to enter through a secure gate to get to the beach. There are limited parking stalls available but we got there early so had no problem. Short walk to the small section of dark sand beach. Clear water and looks like a good area to snorkel. They have an outside shower and bathroom facilities.

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