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Punaluʻu Beach - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Punaluʻu Beach, Hawaii, USA

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About Punaluʻu 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.


Attractions Near Punaluʻu Beach

Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach26.73km from Punaluʻu Beach

This is a beautiful green sand beach that was located on the Island of Hawaii. It is one of only four green sand beaches in the world. The green sand is created by a common mineral in Big Island lava called olivine, which stays deposited on this beach because it is heavier than the other components of the lava. We can swim and can do any other water activities here.

Mauna Loa
Mauna Loa38.51km from Punaluʻu Beach

Mauna Loa is the largest active volcano on Earth in terms of volume and area covered. It is an active shield volcano located on the island of Hawaii in the U.S. state of Hawaii. It stands over 13,000 feet tall(4,169 m) and has a base that covers an area of over 2,000 square miles.

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park38.86km from Punaluʻu Beach

This is an American national park which was located on the island of Hawaii. It comprises two active volcanoes Kīlauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, and Mauna Loa, the world's most massive shield volcano. For visitors, the park offers dramatic volcanic landscapes, as well as glimpses of rare flora and fauna and so more.

Mauna Ulu
Mauna Ulu40.96km from Punaluʻu Beach

This is a volcanic cone that was situated at the eastern rift zone of the Kīlauea volcano. It falls within the bounds of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Mauna Ulu was in a state of the eruption from May 1969 to July 1974.

Kealakekua Bay
Kealakekua Bay58.34km from Punaluʻu Beach

Kealakekua Bay is an important historic location because it marks the site where the first westerner, Captain James Cook, landed on Hawaii island. Now this place is a famous tourist attraction and it is a perfect destination for scuba diving and kayaking and snorkeling.

Panaewa Rainforest Zoo
Panaewa Rainforest Zoo73.22km from Punaluʻu Beach

This is a small zoo which was located inside a rainforest that has an area of 12 acres and it has more than 80 species of animals on display, and the grounds feature more than 40 different species of plants, flowers, and trees.

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