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 .
Create an itinerary including Punalu‘U Beach
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Tours to Punalu‘U Beach
Punalu‘U Beach Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
1,611 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • Easily accessed from highway 11, just a short drive down to the bay. Lovely black sand beach, which you haven’t seen one before is a must. The bay has a life guard and is suitable to swim and snorkel.  more »
  • This was very cool to see. I didn't think it was a great beach for swimming. The water was rough when I went. But it is for sure, beautiful to see and hang out at. We also saw a sea turtle resting on ...  more »
Google
  • Best place to swim
  • Great place to see sea turtles. Beach is easy to access.
Places to stay near Punalu‘U Beach

Plan your trip to Pahala

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Pahala

4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 2​h

Side trips from Pahala

4.1
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.5
Duration: 2​h