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Black sand Beaches and Turtles!

Since a lot of the sand on this side of the island is lava based (basalt) you will find many areas with black sand. It is a beautiful difference from the white sand that you would normally see at most beaches. And dont forget! Keep your eyes peeled. There are certain areas where the beaches are not crowded. Most of them do involve hiking as they are usually infront of beachfront homes. But A lot of the time, due to this lack of crowding, Hawaiian Sea Turtles (Honu) hang out here by the shore and occasionally come up on the beach to get some sun.

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Mar 07, 2006

Black Sands Beach

Breathtaking to watch the waves crash against the rocks as you emerge from your car, finally your eyes turn to view the sandy beach. Yes, it is like some alien landscape. But so beautiful. And windy. Look out for Green Sea Turtle nesting grounds. They are a protected, endangered species, but are fun to watch - if they decide to stop sunning themselves and move an inch!

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Oct 05, 2002

visit the black sand beach...

visit the black sand beach (Hawks billed turtle refuge), the volcano, Pahoa(hippie town), snorkel, body surf, eat at the Ocean Breeze (real Hawaiian food cheap) and Cafe Sibu. And of course don't forget the Kona Inn for the best dining and drinking seat on the island. Watch the sunset and see if you can see the blue flash. Its no joke.

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Oct 04, 2002

Punalu.. Black Sand Beach..

This was an interesting place to visit. I was amazed at how black and coarse the sand was here. Extraordinary place...

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Apr 16, 2003
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Visit a black sand beach

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Oct 04, 2002

Black sand beach, Punaluu

South of the Hawaii Volcanoes NP, you'll come across an astounding sight. Black-sand beach's appearance is a result of ocean waves wearing down and crushing volcanic rocks and debris.

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Hulihe'e Palace

As my wife walked along Ali'i Drive, we came upon the Hulihe'e Palace. This was the former vacation home of Hawaiian Royalty and is now a museum open to the public. Inside the house is furniture,...
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Kahaluu Beach

Black sand beach comprised of fine remains from lava mixed with sand. The island's best 'easy access snorkeling spot' where you can view colourful fish and turtles. St Peter's church can be seen...
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Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm

My husband found out about this place online and I was thrilled to go. it was one of the main things on my must try list. Snorkeling is my main reason for coming to the island but my husband was aware...
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Pu'uhonua o Honaunau

Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park is a must see when you are in this area. It is located 20 miles south of Kailua-Kona. The park service has tried to restore this refuge to the way it...
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City of Refuge

UPDATE: This park was damaged by a tsunami on March 11, 2011. As of April 2011, the park remains closed as officials assess the damage. Ancient Hawaiian justice was rather harsh. If you broke most...
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The Saddle Road

Saddle road is the shortest way across the island but the last time we visited it wasn't paved and the insurance companies forbid using it or you would pay big if you broke down. We used it anyway...
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