Located off Hwy 11, south of Volcanoes National Park (between the towns of Pahala and Na‘alehu) the Punalu‘u Black Sand Beach is the largest and most accessible black sand beach on the Big Island. Great places to picnic, (there is a restroom) relax and watch the Honu (Hawaiian Green Sea turtle) sunbathe on the black sand. Be sure to keep your distance from the turtles (they are an endangered species) and do not take any of the black sand. Enjoy this tranquil place and incredible ocean views.
Photo by Peter Anderson