COASTAL HIKE TO ONE OF THE ONLY
GREEN SAND BEACHES IN THE WORLD
Coastal Trail & Green Sand Beach
This excursion is a 5 ½ mile round trip hike through arid, coastal winding dunes to a green sand beach. At the bottom of South Point Road you will park and walk toward the ocean, take a left and follow any path parallel to the ocean until you find the 50,000 year old cinder cone, now home to Papakolea Beach, one of the few green sand beaches in the world. Make sure you bring your reef-safe sunscreen and some water, as the hike to the beach has very little shade.
It is the green mineral call Olivine that makes the beach green. We love the adventure and exploring the truly unique area.
This beach is known to have a very strong current, there are no services or lifeguards. There are rough stairs and a path leading down to the beach but care should be taken. It is also important to leave the sand at the beach, for the next visitors to enjoy.