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Punaluʻu Beach

Punaluʻu Beach, Hawaii, USA

Beach

This is a beach on the big island of Hawaii. 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.   Punaluʻu is frequented by endangered hawksbill and green turtles, which can often be seen basking on the black sand. It is one of the major tourist attractions in Hawaii.

Location of Punaluʻu Beach