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South Point (Ka Lae) and Green Sand Beach

Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI
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The big island of Hawaii's southernmost point features the Green Sand Beach.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rent a Jeep to access as the walk in is too far from parking. Locals may take you to the top of the hill before you walk down to the beach. Be sure to bring your mountain goat legs. Green sand is interesting, swimming is...More

Thank Steven R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found ourselves short on time, so we took one of the locals up on their offer for a ride to the beach. The terrain was a bit rough, but it was a fun ride, compared to the 5 mile or so hike. The green...More

Thank Natasha D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to stop here to check it out. We never went out to the green sand beach, but did stop where the road ends. The views were great, but other than that, not much to do. It was very windy and we were covered...More

Thank msjj30
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I left a review on Papakōlea beach on that page (that's the green sand beach.) I recommend that trip if you take one of the local's shuttles and not try to walk or drive it yourself. As far as South Point, if you are going...More

Thank rahenry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to South Point on the Big Island of Hawaii, both for the view and the Green Sand Beach. The trail down to the beach is over 2 miles from the parking lot, over dry and dusty trails. Two options for getting there, on...More

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 14 year old son asked us to stop here on our recent trip as all he wanted to do was jump off the cliff at South point. I had read about it before the trip and decided he wouldn not be jumping, but we...More

Thank Jody R
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on the way to Hilo from Kona. After reading other reviews saying the green sand beaches is over-rated, decided to skip that. The road to South Point is, however, paved and accessible by passenger car. It's about 20 minutes off the highway. It...More

Thank ghart83181
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Got up early to drive down from Kona to hit up this must see spot. There was a decent sized parking lot outside of the beginning of the trail. There were several locals offering 4x4 rides for a fee to the beach area. My husband...More

Thank heidakins3k9
Reviewed 26 September 2017

If you are an adrenaline junky like me you will love this cliff jumping. The water is amazing and has a color of blue that does not go away as you splash around. It can be rough though so only jump in if its a...More

Thank Teri L
Reviewed 22 September 2017

The south point is a fair drive from the major tourist centers on the Big Island, so you really need to dedicate most of the day to seeing these places. After a long road heading south from the highway you come to a parking lot....More

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23 October 2017|
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Response from louisg319 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure probably not Uber or Lyft
30 January 2017|
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Response from Jennifer K | Reviewed this property |
They will approach you on the parking area. I think the hike itself added to the experience though and I wouldn't pay for the ride personally. I would suggest being sunscreens up as it's very windy and you don't realize... More
9 January 2017|
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Response from James S | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't cliff jump unless you have snorkeld the water to check for depth or rock spires. And don't swim these waters without lifeguard present....several people drown per day in Hawaii....and good swimmers too... More