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Papakōlea Green Sand Beach

Naalehu, HI 96772, USA


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.

Location of Papakōlea Green Sand Beach