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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“pickup truck” (28 reviews)
“south point” (46 reviews)
“mile hike” (32 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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South Point, Island of Hawaii, HI 96737
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"pickup truck"
in 28 reviews
"south point"
in 46 reviews
"mile hike"
in 32 reviews
"actual beach"
in 19 reviews
"wheel drive"
in 28 reviews
"off road"
in 19 reviews
"rough terrain"
in 13 reviews
"unique beach"
in 8 reviews
"the big island"
in 38 reviews
"hour walk"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful cove"
in 6 reviews
"hitch a ride"
in 6 reviews
"long hike"
in 13 reviews
"rental car"
in 18 reviews
"steep climb"
in 7 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 12 reviews
"an adventure"
in 17 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Um Mr.Tom D. You made a website for Mr. Rodney Kuahiwinui founder of Green Sand Beach Bike Rental. Why would you say that a 4x4 shuttle is a rip off. You make NO sense because Rodney has his own 4x4 drivers that includes himself. Renting...More

Thank Claudine G
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Guess what? It's just like any other color. Nice things about the beach... - beautiful cove with green sand. - isolated enough that chances are it won't be overcrowded. - nice hike in. I've seen people claim 2.5 to 3.5 miles each way. Either way,...More

Thank Ned H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Be prepare for a longer than expected hike. Bring plenty of water because is can be hot there. The 4 x 4 are a rip off. Rent Mountain bikes. The electric mountain bikes helps you deal with the wind and the steep hills. It is...More

Thank Tom D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drive 90 minutes south from Kailua Kona. South Point Road is fun as you drive South to the ocean. Easy hike for 2.5 miles or get a pickup bed shuttle for $10 per person each direction. Local vendor sells snacks at parking lot. Once you...More

1  Thank Jim W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The locals try to get you into valet parking and that you have to pay for a “lift” to the green sands beach. Ignore them and drive there on your own if you have a 4wd; otherwise walk there. Or just walk down to the...More

Thank KristinMiles
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not a hiker (or even exerciser) at all but this 1-hour walk/hike wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. We looooved walking near the ocean, trying to pick the best path to go (there are a crazy amount of trails), taking in...More

Thank Julia V
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Okay, I've traveled a lot, and I've seen some amazing beaches. And Hawaii has some nice ones, don't get me wrong. But the effort and cost it took to get to this beach, and with the fact that it wasn't even that green, I say...More

1  Thank Corrinek78
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are three ways to get to the beach; hike (4 miles), take the first truck vendor on the way in, take the truck vendor at the end of the road. The first one is cheaper and more fun--rickity, raggedly old pick me up with...More

Thank boilerhoosier
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice 2.5 mile hike in. Go to the picnic table at the top then you can see the way to the bottom of the green beach. Definitely go down. We were lucky to have gone early in the day before it got hot. Grabbed a...More

Thank CHILLYmn
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So to get to the green sand beach I drove an hour from Kona. Once there I paid someone for a family of four $80 to take us the final couple miles. And YES, pay someone, don’t take your rental Jeep out there. Then we...More

Thank lyle7692
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lbgarrett
March 1, 2017|
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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
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lbgarrett
February 23, 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.
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bcvacations
November 8, 2016|
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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.
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