Discover Punalu'u Black Sand Beach in Hawaii

Experience the rare beauty of Punalu'u Black Sand Beach, where you can relax on dark volcanic sands and watch endangered sea turtles in their natural habitat.

Last updated: May 2024

    Free admission


    More than 500 Miles from you


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  1. Arrive early to enjoy the beach with fewer crowds.
  2. Set up a picnic spot by the beachside.
  3. Enjoy swimming or snorkeling.
  4. Keep an eye out for sea turtles on the sand or in the water.
  5. Capture memorable photos of the scenic beach and wildlife.



Ninole Loop Rd, Naalehu, HI 96777

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  • Sunscreen
  • Beach towels
  • Snorkeling gear (optional)
  • Camera for wildlife photos
  • Water and snacks

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