Kekahakai State Park in western Hawaii has an expansive dried black lava field leading to a gorgeous beach.
Ka Lae is the southern-most point in the USA, at the southern tip of Hawaii. It has a 12m (40ft) cliff jump, miles of excitingly dangerous 4WD-only dirt trails, and one of the planet’s only green sand beaches, Papakolea.
Music: Hillbilly Hellcats - Hillbillies On Speed
Kua Bay, HI. One of the few white sand beaches on the big island. Most beaches here are black sand, and one beach near the southern tip is even black and green sand. Crystal clear bath temperature water and a light consistent breeze make it difficult to leave. I happened to run into a fellow volunteer at the beach which enabled me to share outloud my “is this real?” questions.