Papakōlea Beach Destination Paradise

Little Grass Shack Destination Paradise:

Papakōlea Beach, also known as Green Sand Beach or Mahana Beach is a green sand beach located near South Point, in the Kaʻū district of the island of Hawaiʻi.

It is one of only four green sand beaches in the world, the sand acquires its distinctive olive green coloring due to the abundance of the mineral olivine that is eroded from the enclosing volcanic cone (tuff ring) and concentrated on the beach as the less dense matrix ash material is carried away by waves.

There is no easy route to get to Papakōlea Beach, although the off-road drive, the hike, and the climb down the cliffs are well worth basking in it’s beauty; one of the most exotic beaches in Hawai’i.