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Mahana Beach

South Point, Island of Hawaii
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  • Mahana BeachPro 2014
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    5 Nov 10, 2013

    We have all different colors, white, gold, black, red, green and types of sand in Hawaii because of the volcano but the green sand beaches are my favorite! I took my brother to them when he came to visit. We had a great time exploring the martian like landscape of the Southern most point of the USA.

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    Sara Benson
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    4 Oct 20, 2013

    Way down near the southernmost point in the USA, this olive-colored sand beach is composed of olivine crystals. You can walk down to the beach from the makeshift parking lot, but watch out if you leave your car here, as break-ins are not uncommon.

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    Laura Jasso
    5 Jul 09, 2012

    It was amazing to see green sand. The beach is totally worth the hike or drive. The wind was brutal. It would pick up the sand and then get hit by it which hurt like hell but was worth the chance to be able to play and see the sand.

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    Tory K
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Drive to south point then walk left along a dirt road (too rough for my beater rental car) to a beautiful cove sparkling with green volcanic glass. Isolated and fabulous. The riptides are wicked so be careful.

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    4 Jul 23, 2013
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    4 Jul 05, 2012
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    Liz DiCicco
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Breathtaking....the trip getting there is just as fun as the beach is once you get there

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    4 Jul 05, 2012
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    ualfadawn
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    I had never seen a green beach before. It is so pretty, so be sure to stop!

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Description

For the experience of a natural and virtually untouched beach there's no better place to visit than Mahana Beach (Green Sands) in Naalehu, Hawaii. Unlike most public beaches, Green Sands is secluded from development and human changes being located three miles on the other side of a lava field. Because the area is filled with Olivine the beach is actually covered in olive green sand. Meanwhile, the view from the beach there is unmatched, with a backdrop of steep cliffs and boulders, while the sunset is one of a kind the way the sunlight mingles with the colors of the sands.

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4.5 out of 5
9 members' reviews
27 people visited Mahana Beach

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Aliases: Green Sands