Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
Naalehu, HI 96772, USA
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Where is Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
Discover more attractions in Hawaii, where Papakōlea Green Sand Beach is located