To find Papakolea, take Highway 11 to South Point Road – located between mile markers 69 and 70. Drive down this road for eight miles, and take the left fork in the road towards “Green Sand Beach.” Park at the end of the road, and set off on foot along the coast.
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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.