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Punaluu Black Sand Beach Park Tours

Because of the constant volcanic activity, sand comes in a variety of colors in Hawaii—along with white, you can also find green and black, the latter of which is found on the well-known Punaluu Black Sand Beach.

Located on the southeastern Kau coast, between Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the town of Naalehu, this beach should be on your list of places to visit when on the Big Island of Hawaii. The coastline is framed by coconut palms, but what is often found at the edge of the sand tends to steal all of the attention. Large honu, or Hawaiian green sea turtles, basking in the sun are a common sight here. Take as many pictures as you’d like, but be sure to stay a safe distance away.

Swimming isn’t ideal here due to waves and currents. There is an area for picnics, so plan ahead and come prepared to enjoy lunch with a view. Don’t take any black sand from the beach—legend says that a curse will also go home with you.

Practical Info

The sand may be coarser than you are used to, so be sure to have a pair of flip flops or beach shoes that can get messy and wet. Punaluu Black Sand Beach is located between Naalehu and Pahala, off Highway 11. Camping is allowed with a county permit.

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Hawaii Grand Circle Island Tour, Big Island of Hawaii, null
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Hawaii Grand Circle Island Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 35 Reviews

Your arrival, into the middle of a lava field, might almost seem like a moon landing. Lava, now solidified, created the wave-like, rippled fields that spread ...  Read more

Location: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $120.00
Discover Volcano Country, Big Island of Hawaii, Full-day Tours
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Discover Volcano Country

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Travel through the remote and rugged landscape of Kau--home to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, historic farming plantations and the famous black sand beach of ...  Read more

Location: Hilo, Hawaii
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $180.00
Hawaii Island Experience, Big Island of Hawaii, Full-day Tours
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Hawaii Island Experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Circle the island on this all encompassing tour that gives you a greater understanding of Hawaii Island life and the people and places that make up this ...  Read more

Location: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $223.96
Evening Volcano Explorer From Kona, Big Island of Hawaii, Full-day Tours
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Evening Volcano Explorer From Kona

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

The original evening volcano adventure and still the best! Travel south into Kona coffee country for the first stop at Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historic ...  Read more

Location: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $217.70
Hawaii Big Island Circle Small Group Tour: Waterfalls - Hilo - Volcano - Black Sand Beach, Big ... 
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Hawaii Big Island Circle Small Group Tour: Waterfalls - Hilo - Volcano - Black Sand Beach

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Circle the Big Island of Hawaii along a natural path around the biggest Hawaiian Island. During this full day tour, you will visit Hawaii Volcanoes National ...  Read more

Location: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $173.77
One Day Tour: Hawaii Grand Circle Island Tour - Island Hopping Oahu to Hawaii, Oahu, Full-day Tours
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One Day Tour: Hawaii Grand Circle Island Tour - Island Hopping Oahu to Hawaii

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

Just a 45-minute flight from Oahu you will find yourself on Hawaii’s Big Island. Your arrival, into the middle of a lava field, might almost seem like a moon ...  Read more

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $480.00
Big Island in a Day: Waterfalls, Rainforest, Coffee Farm, History, Big Island of Hawaii, Day Trips
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Big Island in a Day: Waterfalls, Rainforest, Coffee Farm, History

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 355 Reviews

This 10-11 hour nature tour offers an in-depth look at Hawaii’s youngest and largest island. Explore the diverse landscape and natural wonders, including visit ...  Read more

Location: Hawaii, Hawaii
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $182.30
Viator VIP: The Sunset Experience Helicopter Tour from Kona, Big Island of Hawaii, Day Trips
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Viator VIP: The Sunset Experience Helicopter Tour from Kona

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

See the breathtaking landscapes of the Big Island of Hawaii like a VIP on this unforgettable helicopter tour from Kona. Home to some of the most biologically ...  Read more

Location: Kona, Hawaii
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $750.00
Small-Group Big Island Tour: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Kona Coffee Farm, Big Island of ... 
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Small-Group Big Island Tour: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Kona Coffee Farm

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 69 Reviews

Journey to the Big Island's Hawaii Volcanoes National Park from Kona or Waikoloa on this exciting day trip, complete with your own personal iPad to use ...  Read more

Location: Kona, Hawaii
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $186.99
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Waterfall and Lava Full-Day Tour from Hilo, Big Island of Hawaii, ... 
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Waterfall and Lava Full-Day Tour from Hilo

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Waterfall & Twilight Red Lava Glow Viewing Tour.  This is only tour that will allow you to see the red lava glow during the twilight.  This awsome tour is ...  Read more

Location: Volcano, Hawaii
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $135.00

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