Hawaii’s Newest Black Sand Beach Is Just Begging To Be Visited
With approximately 750 miles of coastline, the Hawaiian Islands are home to some of the most breathtaking beaches in the country — and perhaps even the world. Across our beautiful islands, you will find countless incredible beaches in a variety of captivating colors — including black. And while Hawaii Island’s Punalu’u Black Sand Beach is the state’s most famous, there is a brand new beach that was created during the most recent volcanic eruption of Kilauea.
Pohoiki Beach is located at the intersection of Pohoiki road and the scenic Kapoho-Kalapana road (route 137) in the Puna District of Hawai’i Island. The roads were overrun by lava this summer, but since November 2018, a new road between the nearby Mackenzie State Recreation Area and Pohoiki Beach.
And if you’re looking for other unique black sand beaches found across the Hawaiian Islands, click here. You can find black sand on Hawaii Island, Maui, Kauai, and Molokai!
With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.
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