The Big Island of Hawaii has a vast coastline stretching about 266 miles. The beaches of Big Island are the most diverse in all of the Hawaii Islands. Here you can find a variety of black, golden, white and even green sand beaches.
Green sea turtles are referred to as “honu” and is a symbol of good luck and longevity can often be seen swimming near the coral reef area by the breakwater on the northwest end of the beach.
Big Island's shoreline is not a continuous stretch of white sand beaches. In fact you might think you are in the wrong place when looking out the window of your plane, flying into Kona.
Some of the worlds best beaches are located along the Kohala Coast of the Big Island. Also called the Gold Coast, this scenic area boasts endless sunshine, exotic resorts and scenic beaches.
Hawaii Island’s southern most region Kau, seems almost untouched by civilization, but this is a place of natural wonders and home to Punaluu Black Sand Beach.
Hawaii Island also has many rugged, off-the-beaten-path sand beaches that are wild, remote and rewarding to visit.
Big Island features some of the most picturesque and varied beach landscapes in the Islands of Hawaii. Snorkeling and diving locations on the Big Island are plentiful.