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Papakōlea (Mahana Beach), Hawai'i (Big Island)

Papakōlea (Mahana Beach) - Hawai'i (Big Island), Hawaii
Papakōlea (Mahana Beach)
Mamalahoa Highway, South Point, HI 96737Map
3 Miles East of Ka Lae

Even in Hawai'i there aren't many beaches like this one. The sand is an odd shade of green with gold hues; actually much prettier than it sounds. Billions of tiny fragments of green crystal give the beach its unusual color. This is a good place for swimming, sunbathing and diving. Avoid the water during high surf, but always bring your camera; photo opportunities abound. Note that unless you have a four-wheel-drive vehicle, you may have to hike a couple miles to get to this beach.

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