I love going to the beaches here on the Big Island of Hawai’i. They have the most unusual sandy beaches that I have ever seen and probably ever will see. Recently we went to see the night time glow of Kilauea and on our way back home we finally made the stop to see Punalu’u Beach, where the sand is black! Talk about an unusual beach; it’s a black sand beach!
Black Sand Beach
The beach has black sand made of basalt and created by lava flowing into the ocean which explodes as it reaches the ocean and cools. – Wikipedia
We didn’t stay long on this trip, but we had to make our way there again multiple times. We stayed just long enough to get a few pictures and stretch our legs half way through our 3-4 hour drive home. It is a site to see and a very different feeling of sand.
Not only was the sand cool and very unusual for a Michigan gal, but the beach area had some beautiful trees and land that was just too interesting to pass up during our additional visits to this Punalu’u Black Sand Beach. You’ll see a lot more pictures of this beach by viewing my other post. There are sea turtles, a pond, and so much more to enjoy while here. If you ever make you way to the Big Island of Hawai’i, then you want to be sure to visit Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, you will not regret it. Especially if your timing is right and you get to see the sea turtles!
This is SO cool! I would love a bottle of black sand!
I would have to agree that Hawaii has the most interesting sand. Beautiful pics!!!
Never been into a black sand beach. How I wish I can get to see or experience a black sand beach personally soon!
We’ve seen a pink color before. Sand is beautiful no matter what color it is.
I love the super white sand beaches in the Caribbean! I’m loving all of your Hawaiian pics and adventures!
[…] to see what was where and what peaked our interests for future visits. One of those places was Punalu’u Black Sand Beach. We decided to make a couple extra trips there recently. This time, the kids got to have lots […]