Punalu‘U Beach, Pahala

4.6
The attraction at Punalu‘U Beach is not beach itself but what it's made of--jet black sand formed from nearby volcanic activity. Framed by coconut palms, the beach provides a place for picnicking with restrooms provided. Watch for green sea turtles swimming near the rocks, however, you may want to refrain from swimming here--it is not recommended because of the cold water and rocky shores. The area is also known for strong currents. Arrange your visit to Punalu‘U Beach and discover more family-friendly attractions in Pahala using our Pahala tour builder.
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  • We truly enjoyed our time at this beach. Bring water shoes the sand gets hot! The sand is large and grainy pieces. My toddlers thought it was fun digging in it. The parking is free. There is an area.....  more »
  • Very cool looking black sand beach. Samd gets very hot so bring your flip flops.Took us a bit to get here from our resort but well worth it.  more »
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  • Best place to swim
  • Great place to see sea turtles. Beach is easy to access.

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