Green Sand Beach (South Point)

Like many of the attractions on the big island, getting to the Green Sand Beach is a long journey.  From the highway, you will need to take the paved South Point road approximately 12 miles to where the pavement ends and rough 4x4 trail begins.  From this point, you must follow the very rough trails that can only be traversed by a strong four … [Read more...]

Big Island Adventures with Kids (Part 5 - Green Sand Beach)

I've always wanted to go to the Green Sand Beach near South Point (not far from the southern Ka'u town of Naalehu).  Alas, previous attempts usually ended at the eerie South Point cliffs because the road leading to the Green Sand Beach is an extremely rough, 4x4-only dirt path.  Some will drive their cars as far as they can, then park and hike … [Read more...]