Punalu’u is the most beautiful black sands beach that we have ever seen. Even the turtles believe this to be true, and turtles are pretty smart! This is a known resting spot where they slowly crawl out of the salty water and onto the beach to enjoy an afternoon nap.
Only 52 miles South West of Kona Bayview Inn, this beach is a great place to stop for a stroll on your way to Volcano National Park. The bathrooms are clean and there is a small gift shop on the beach.