Punalu‘U Beach, Pahala

4.6
The attraction at Punalu‘U Beach is not beach itself but what it's made of--jet black sand formed from nearby volcanic activity. Framed by coconut palms, the beach provides a place for picnicking with restrooms provided. Watch for green sea turtles swimming near the rocks, however, you may want to refrain from swimming here--it is not recommended because of the cold water and rocky shores. The area is also known for strong currents. Arrange your visit to Punalu‘U Beach and discover more family-friendly attractions in Pahala using our Pahala tour builder.
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  • No turtles when I visited, but was a nice beach with a very short visit for me. More info in my blog on TA trip page.  more »
  • The turtles, 4 of them, were spectacular as always. They were on the beach sunning themselves. One was trying to bury itself in sand. It was a beautiful sunny hot day. The water was refreshing. We.....  more »
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  • Best place to swim
  • Great place to see sea turtles. Beach is easy to access.
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