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Papakōlea Green Sand Beach

Naalehu, HI 96772, USA

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About Papakōlea Green Sand 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.

Attractions near Papakōlea Green Sand Beach

Punaluʻu Beach26.73km from Papakōlea Green Sand 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.

Mauna Loa59.87km from Papakōlea Green Sand Beach

The largest volcano on the earth. It is one of the five volcanoes that form the island of Hawaii. This is the largest subaerial volcano in both mass and volume.

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park65.58km from Papakōlea Green Sand 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 Ulu66.96km from Papakōlea Green Sand 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 Bay67.04km from Papakōlea Green Sand 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.

Mokuaikaua Church86.29km from Papakōlea Green Sand Beach

Located on the big island of Hawaii. This was Hawaii's first Christian church. Founded by missionaries who came from Boston.

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