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TO THE SEA
From the Hawaii Belt Road, follow the secondary cinder road
called Road to the Sea 7 miles to the ocean.
A remote, wilderness site with two black sand beaches.
An excellent place for beachcombing, fishing and hiking.
Strong currents and high surf occur at all times of the
MAHANA (GREEN SAND) BEACH
Take South Point Road approximately 11 miles to Boat Ramp
at South Point. The beach is 2-1/2 miles east of ramp. Vehicle
access by 4-wheel drive only.
The most famous of the olivine (green crystal) beaches
of the Kau district. Frequented during calm periods by swimmers,
bodysurfers, and divers. Powerful shorebreak and rip currents
during periods of high surf.
Take Hwy 11 toward Hilo to just past Mile Marker 56.
Take road to beach.
One of the most famous black sand beaches on the island
of Hawaii - situated at the head of a small bay - a source
of fresh water bubbles up from the ocean bottom. Home to
many endangered Green Sea turtles.
Parking, restrooms, showers, picnic tables, pavilion,
On to Puna District
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