The first time you experience Hawaii’s Black Sand Beach, you might believe you’ve traveled to an alternate reality. Rather than sun-bleached white and pink sands so often associated with tropical paradise, Punalu’u Beach offers stretches of coarse black sand resulting from volcanic activity. This striking contrast to the green palm trees and sapphire waters will have you scratching your head in wonder and awe.

Let’s take a look:

For more information about Punalu’u Beach, be sure to visit the official government website here. Have you experienced this area in person? We’d love to hear about it!

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