You’ll Want To Add This Green Sand Beach To Your Hawaii Bucket List

Hawaii is home to 750 miles of stunning coastline – as well as beaches in a variety of colors. And while we love all of the incredible beaches found throughout the Hawaiian Islands – from Kauai’s black sand beach to Maui’s red sand beach, there is one beach that is entirely unique. According to National Geographic, Papakolea Green Sand Beach is not only one of the world’s few green sand beaches, but also one of the “21 Best Beaches In The World.

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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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