Papakōlea Beach (also known as Green Sand Beach or Mahana Beach) is a green sand beach located near South Point, in the Kaʻū district of the island of Hawaiʻi. One of only two green sand beaches in the World, the other being in Galapagos Islands. It gets its distinctive coloring from the mineral olivine, found in the enclosing cinder cone.

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15 Things to Do on the Big Island

The very best things to do the Big Island of Hawaii including Volcano National Park, the green sand beach, and touring a coffee plantation

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