Kaimu Black Sand Beach, Pahoa, Hawaii
Across the street from 12-5032 Pahoa Kalapana Rd, Pahoa, Hawaii 96778| Map |
Kaimu Black Sand Beach is a black sand beach formed by lava rock from volcanic eruptions. The town of Kaimu was destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 1990; the sand on this beach only dates from 2008.
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Tips for Families
It's a somewhat difficult hike to get to the beach over volcanic rock, so wear sneakers and don't bring small children.
Address: Across the street from 12-5032 Pahoa Kalapana Rd, Pahoa, Hawaii 96778| Map
Hours: Open 24 hours
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Wow, I can't believe this place isn't on yelp yet.. I guess I'm about to let out a secret. The Kaimu Black Sand beach is super new- formed in March 2008. I guess that means most people are not aware of it because it was pretty empty when we went! If you aren't quite sure where to go the beach is right across from the Kalapana Village Café.. that's how we found it. The walk to the beach is about 3/4 of a mile and is absolutely amazing. You follow a path over black lava rock called "pa hoe hoe" and can see where people left 100s of little coconuts to grow palm trees for future shade. The beach itself is stunning. On the higher ground the sand is more coarse while down by the water it is incredibly soft. We abs...