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Old 05-17-2011, 08:42 PM
 
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Where is the black sand beach near kona?

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Old 05-17-2011, 10:55 PM
 
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Maybe this will help.
Punalu'u Black Sand Beach - Big Island, Hawaii
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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That's the right black sand beach at Punalu'u, but the directions given are wrong. It is not in the Puna District south of Hilo, it is in the Ka'u District about midway between Kona and Hilo. It is about an hour and a half drive south from Kona town.
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Kailua Kona, HI
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South from Kona through Ocean View, pass the turnoff to Southpoint. Just past that is the road makai to Black Sand Beach.
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:27 AM
 
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South from Kona through Ocean View, pass the turnoff to Southpoint. Just past that is the road makai to Black Sand Beach.
That one is black or green?
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:40 AM
 
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the Green Sand Beach is near it, but not the same beach. Punalu'u is black and a little further down the main road. Green Sands is basically at south point-you park close to the point and walk (or 4WD) to the beach. Punalulu you just drive right up to.
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Old 05-18-2011, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Puna, Hawaii
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South from Kona through Ocean View, pass the turnoff to Southpoint. Just past that is the road makai to Black Sand Beach.
It's pretty far from South Point Road actually--you drive through Na'alehu, pass Widdington beach park, and are quite close to Pahala by the time you reach the turnoff.
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Old 05-20-2011, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Kailua, Oahu, HI and San Diego, CA
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Kailua-Kona, HI to Punaluu County Beach Park, Kau, HI - Google Maps
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Old 05-21-2011, 08:56 PM
 
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the Green Sand Beach is near it, but not the same beach. Punalu'u is black and a little further down the main road. Green Sands is basically at south point-you park close to the point and walk (or 4WD) to the beach. Punalulu you just drive right up to.
How far is the walk? under 1/2 mile or so?
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Old 05-21-2011, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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You drive about 12 miles from the highway down a road that gets worse and worse -- potholes, narrow, etc. When you get down near the end keep left and you'll come to a place to park your car. The walk from there is two miles one way. It is very, very hot and no facilities. The wind blowing very strong in your face makes it seem further. The reward when you get there is a fantastic place like nothing you've ever seen. Make sure you don't leave any valuables in your car.

To get to the black sand beach, stay on the highway for about another ten miles. There will be signs to Punalu'u. You can drive right up to the beach. There are restrooms and a small concession stand.
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