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49 Black Sand Beach


Discover this Hidden Gem Right Within Mauna Lani Resort

Quiet & Secluded

With limited parking spaces and surrounded by multi-million dollar homes, this black sand beach is usually quiet and uncrowded.

Black Sand Beach

Hawaii is known for its black sand beaches – created where lava flows reach the ocean. Make sure to stop by and see the only black sand beach on the Kohala Coast!

Marine Life

49 Black Sand Beach is a great place to observe marine life. The crystal clear waters offer some great snorkelling and sea turtles love to bask on the warm black sand.



Created when molten lava meets the ocean, black sand beaches are a sight you won’t see many other places in the world. 49 Black Sand Beach is the only black sand beach on the Kohala Coast, and it’s quite accessible. The parking lot has restrooms and showers and is located just a minute away from the beach.

If you are spending the day at 49 Black Sand Beach, you can check out some of the local marine life by exploring tide pools (careful of sharp lava rocks!) and snorkeling. If you are lucky, you might see some Hawaiian green sea turtles basking on the hot black sand.

Make sure to check out this stunning black sand beach just minutes away from our legal vacation rentals in Mauna Lani. But when you go be careful as the black sand really absorbs the Hawaii sun – make sure to bring your sandals!



To get to 49 Black Sand Beach exit Highway 19 in the direction of the Mauna Lani Resort. Take the third exit on the roundabout towards the Beach Club and continue for half a mile. The entrance to the beach is on the left. Visitors are required to stop at the guard shack and request a beach place. There are a limited number of beach passes so it’s best to arrive in the morning.

We recommend contacting organisations directly to get the most up to date information about their operations.