Our Hawaiian Vacation: Fifth Stop of Two Day Circle Tour
This post continues details of our two-day circular driving tour of the island of Hawaii, which we began on our ninth day in Hawaii (May 25th). Our first four stops were in the South Island region. Our first stop was at South Point. Our next three stops were in the towns of Waiohinu and Naalehu. Our fifth stop of the day (and the last one in the South Island region) was at Punalu’u Beach Park, near the town of Pahala.
Continuing east from Naalehu on Highway 11, the road to Punalu’u Beach Park was within a 12-mile drive. Punalu’u Beach Park is known for its black sand beach and the Hawaiian green turtles that frequent this beach.
The coconut trees behind Bob provide shade, but they also provide a nice backdrop for the fishpond located behind them.
Next stop – Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park
12 Responses to “Our Hawaiian Vacation: Fifth Stop of Two Day Circle Tour”
Love the palm trees and the fishpond…. What beauty!!!! Don't know about that black sand though… Wonder what causes it to be black??? Interesting turtle…. It seems to love the beach–no matter what color it is…. haThanks for sharing.Hugs,Betsy
@Betsy – According to Wikipedia the black sand is “made of basalt and created by lava flowing into the ocean which explodes as it reaches the ocean and cools”.
Fabulous Linda. I never saw a green sea turtle in the wild when I was over there, but got a close up of them at the aquarium on Oahu. They are amazing creatures. All lovely photos and very enjoyable.An English Girl Rambles
Wonderful photos, Linda! I love the turtle shot. Hawaii is a beautiful place.
The turtle looks huge…I'm with Betsy about the black sand…it would take some getting used to.
Part of our beaches are also black sand. They are black because they are iron rich.I love that turtle.
Did you find the black sand to be hotter than other sand? Sure looks like a great beach.
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I love the black sand beech and the fish pond. Lovely photos that I would enjoy stepping into! 🙂
@Scott – Yes, the black sand beach was hotter than other sand. It is true that black absorbs heat!
Very pretty. I love the black sand!
I liked the turtle and the lily…Nice photos..Ram