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Green Sands Beach

South Point, Island of Hawaii, HI 96737
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The Mahana Beach is most famous for its green color sand.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“mile hike” (22 reviews)
“round trip” (19 reviews)
“pickup truck” (14 reviews)
South Point, Island of Hawaii, HI 96737
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Reviewed 6 days ago

There were locals set up with 4WD trucks that you could pay $15 per person to ride to the green sand beach. However, their existence kicked up a ton of dust in the face of the hikers, not to mention they have destroyed the surrounding...More

Thank Kewpie88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a treasure of Big island... This beach 'of the end of the world', along the wildest South coast, seems to be unreal. After a walk of 2,5 miles (it seems more the first way, but...) on an easy but dusty, windy and very...More

Thank gil40100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was such an amazing experience. This is only one of four green sand beaches in the world and it is the most southern point in the United States. Knocked a couple things off of our bucket list right there. The beach is beautiful and...More

Thank ElConquistador000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You travel turn onto South Point Road from Highway 11 and 10 miles to a fork in the road. To the right takes you to the southernmost point of Hawaii. To the left takes you to the parking area (only about half a mile down...More

Thank bobndee24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The beach itself is gorgeous! However, it is a long (about 1 hr), hot, windy hike. Once you arrive, you also have to scale down a cliff to reach the beach. Also, the sand has only a hint of olive green. Despite the long trek,...More

Thank sselak
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Paid the locals $15 a person to drive us there rather than hike the 3 miles; quite an interesting off roading experience. The beach itself is beautiful but the sand is not really green unlike the red sand beach in Maui or Santorini which are...More

Thank Mostnametaken
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This hike isn't too difficult, but make sure you come prepared. You should wear shoes that are comfortable to walk it. There were a few families on the trail trying to walk in flip flops. That's a good way to roll your ankle. I recommend...More

Thank Tyler C
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I hiked this. Is it worth it? Sure. I can't say it was fun, it was very windy and sandy but we are from Colorado so like to suffer a bit. It's 2.8 miles each way. Wear good shoes, have water. We...More

Thank Violasmama77
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Some of these reviews I agree with, others I just roll my eyes at. The drive to get there: It's a long journey across the island but you can see many beautiful sights and small towns or villages, so it's worth it. Parking: Yes, there...More

Thank Kimberly W
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

A lot has been written about this beach and we were hesitant in going because we couldn't work out how tough the journey would be and if we would be able to make it fully to the beach. My level of fitness is limited to...More

Thank kalaghe
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1 March 2017|
Response from waterfreak2017 | Reviewed this property |
The cost is for roundtrip. Our driver asked us how long we planned on staying. I am unsure how late the drivers hang out for. We were there mid am. As they are just locals, there is no "open/closed" time. We stayed about an... More
23 February 2017|
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Response from anchorprop | Reviewed this property |
You could make arrangements with someone in the parking area for a specific time to pick you up before you head off hiking. Times are random. They basically wait until they have a full vehicle to make a run.
8 November 2016|
Response from jeffsmead | Reviewed this property |
Yo cannot miss them they are in the only parking area for the beach which is a few miles away. Your GPS will get you to the parking area and they will meet you as you drive in.