We recently explored this beach we’d never been to before. It’s about 10-15 minutes south of Anaeho’omalu Bay and there’s a map in the Big Island Revealed that shows the exact location. It’s about a 25 minute walk in to the beach over a lava road and then an a’a trail that is rough, so wear shoes, not sandals.
But the reward is a beautiful black sand beach that will probably be completely empty, as it was for us. The beach was created in 1859 as a result to the Mauna Loa lava flow. The contrast of the black sand, palms, blue sky, and ocean surf really showcase the stark beauty of the Big Island.
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