Travel Photo of the Day: Green Sand Beach of Big Island Hawaii!Posted by Steve on Sep 27, 2013 in Photography Travel Blog, Travel Blog Posts | 3 comments
On one of our many adventures to the Big Island we hiked to the only green sand beach in Hawaii! Papakōlea Beach is located near the southern tip of the Big Island known as South Point. This is actually the southernmost spot in the USA. Though the beach in these photo’s might not look that green we swear it is! Made from the green mineral olivine from a collapsed volcanic cinder cone, the ocean has created this unique beach over thousands of years of erosion. On a sunny day the green colors really come out but on this day the clouds make the sand a darker, greenish-brown. We still had a blast stumbling down the steep crater wall to the beach and got great photographs like these. Come with us next time on our Big Island group tours in search of greener photos of these Hawaiian green sands!