A black sand beach lined by rows of coconut palm trees makes Punalu’u Black Sand Beach a memorable sight on Hawaii Island. Formed of volcanic materials and small lava fragments, this black sand is one of the coolest sights on the Big Island. And you just might encounter a sea turtle (honu) while snorkeling and exploring the bay! Read more about snorkeling, picnicking, and exploring this rare beach.
Dreaming of lush rainforests, tropical plants, rare flowers, sunrises, stargazing and adventure? It can all be found within Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island! Ready to get off the beaten path and into nature? Here are our top 5 reasons why Volcano, Hawai’i is the nature lover’s paradise you’ve been dreaming of!