Adventuring to the Green Sand Beach on the Beautiful Big Island of Hawaii
Gorgeous Green Sand Beach on the untouchedÂ Ka’u Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii
Just a hop, skip, and a jump away from whereÂ I live,Â Hawaiian Ocean View Estates, isÂ a breathtaking cove ofÂ glimmering green sand! Papakolea Beach (also known as Green Sand Beach or Mahana Beach) is located near South Point in Ka’u. It is one of only two green sand beaches in the United States, and the other is in Guam.
The beach gets its brilliant coloring from olivine crystals, the “Hawaiian Diamonds” that are found in the enclosing cinder cone. Not far from this amazing cove is also a smallÂ subdivision located on a golf courseÂ called, Discovery Harbour. Homes for saleÂ thereÂ range in prices from $125,900 to $465,000 whichÂ isÂ outstanding consideringÂ most ofÂ them are fairly new andÂ have screamingÂ ocean views! Not to mentionÂ there is alsoÂ county water, not catchment!
Epic cinderÂ cliffsÂ enclosing thisÂ sereneÂ green sandÂ cove…majestic…
IÂ have lived here just about my entire life and haveÂ actually never beenÂ to Green Sands before today! It was awesome!!Â We drove down South Point road till we got to a spray painted sign that pointed the way. Then we threw ourÂ Rover intoÂ 4wd and missioned the couple milesÂ toÂ the beach.Â TheÂ kids were lovin’ it!!Â When we got there, we were the onlyÂ people there for aÂ little while, till a group of about 6 people finally made their way in after walking the 2 mile trekÂ along the Ka’u desert coast.
There isÂ definitely somethingÂ magical aboutÂ sunbathing on a private green sand beach in Hawaii!Â The water was a bit rough, not for the novice swimmer, but was sparkling turquoise and oh so inviting! I totally went body womping (body surfing) for awhile and it brought back some awesome childhood memories of wipin’ out in the waves! Hawaii has so much to offer! From beaches and bays, to rainforests and waterfalls, the Big Island boasts it all! I love where I live and my Hawaii Life!
A Hui Hou! (until next time!)