Papakōlea Beach is a green sand beach1 located south of the Kaʻū District on the Big Island of the U.S. state of Hawaii. The southernmost and largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago, which is simply called Hawaii, has unusual colored beaches in addition to the usual sandy beaches.
Papakōlea Beach , also known as Green Sand Beach or Mahana Beach It stretches for only 50 meters in a remote area of the southern part of the island. But the unique color of its sand attracts many tourists.
Access : Coordinates: 18.936261, -155.646308 / Green Beach. It is located 4.5 kilometers from the southernmost point of the Hawaiian Islands- you need to take the South Point Road to Kaulana Bay. There will be a parking lot on the left side.
/ Access to the Green Beach by car is prohibited , We’ll have to leave the car in the parking lot a few kilometers from the beach./ You can reach it either on foot or by sea.
- This amazing beach has 3 names.Papakolea Beach also known as Green Sand Beach or Mahana Beach.
- Why is the Green Beach green? As a result of volcanic processes, layers rich in chrysolite, better known as olivine, rose to the surface from the depths
- Due to the fact that the green sand on the beach is gradually disappearing, it is forbidden to take it with you as a souvenir.
Activities : sightseeing / photo opportunities / Hiking to the Green Sands Beach / swimming, and casual relaxing.
Go next : Punaluʻu Beach also called Black Sand Beach, a beach between Pāhala and Nāʻālehu on the Big Island / Kamilo Beach.