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Don't let the dirt road scare you.....

This is a small but beautiful beach. It is one of the coolest beaches I have ever been on. It is at... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
Raleigh, North Carolina
Nice Beach

This beach is a black sand beach. It is down a little unimproved dirt road that needs a little... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
So. Cal.
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

This is a small but beautiful beach. It is one of the coolest beaches I have ever been on. It is at the end of a short dirt road that looks intimidating but when we pulled up there was a honda civic parked there so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank neallord
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Went there yesterday and we loved it! The sand is beautiful and the water is ao invinting. We did not swim but we are planning to go back this week for snorkeling. The kids and the adults love the little rocks and shells on the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Regusso
Reviewed 19 July 2018

This should be called the salt & pepper beach because it's not black. It's worth a quick stop in conjunction with Big Beach. It's a very rough dirt road for maybe 1/8 mile. We had an SUV. In theory you might have some problems in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank liquidsunshine01
Reviewed 5 July 2018

This beach is a black sand beach. It is down a little unimproved dirt road that needs a little attention. It is not a good beach to swim, the currents are a little rough and the sand drops of quickly. It is very beautiful and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank silverius1
Reviewed 26 May 2018

This is a secluded black sand beach that can be hard to find and it requires you to follow a road that is in bad shape. The beach itself has nothing much to offer and if you already seen a black sand beach you can...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Marco
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

If you don’t have time to do Road go Hana and want to see Black Sand. This was beautiful with black and red sand. Everyone was happy we made the trip south after full day of snorkeling!!!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jennyandglen
Reviewed 4 January 2018

No amenities, brutal access, scorching hot black and red sharp sand, near impossible access to the water. Sound bad? Not even a bit. This is the hidden gem of Makena State park. This beach is empty most of the time, with local fishermen the majority...More

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank Roland J
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Nice beach. Not the greatest entry. Neat coral area. Water was super murky today for some reason, not sure why. Nice scenery on the beach, black sand, nice cliffs. Turn off main road at yellow gate and drive in short way. Road is ok, pretty...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 238doug
Reviewed 17 December 2017

We had to google directions to locate how to get to this black sand beach which actually was more red with some black in it. Couldn't swim due to winter conditions. The website also gave directions about where it would be decent to snorkel at...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank mariedesjardins
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Nice black sand beach. Have to look for it little bit but if you load up your navigation you will find it. One of a number of beaches. Heard snorkeling is good but windy week we were here. Are a few food trucks not too...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank MikeJennyQ
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