Papakolea is a beach with green sand
It is located this famous beach in Green Bay Mahal, near South Point, Hawaii. In the world there are only two beaches that differ truly unique green sand. Like all the beaches of Hawaii, beach Papakolea is of volcanic origin. Unfortunately, to get to the beach quite problematic.
First of all, you should contact your local authorities and get paid, but inexpensive solution, then spend on the road a little more than 4 hours. Believe me, it’s worth it. Out in the sea on three sides by steep cliffs and sand beach it differs from the usual green.
This unusual color of the sand was due to the high content of semi-precious stone olivine, or olivine in abundance mixed with volcanic sand. If you look at the beach from a height, it is very clearly seen that it really is green, and only after on the beach itself and touching the sand you will notice that the sand changes color from dark green to olive-gold.
Immediately it is worth noting that he arrived at this place is quite strong and the water rises high enough. Unfortunately, this is very harmful to the surf beach and within a century – half completely wash away all the sand. Take the sand as a souvenir is strictly prohibited, it is reported numerous signs located around the beach. Swim or snorkel here, too, it is strongly discouraged because of the large number of cliffs and all the same strong surf.
Explore the lull to fully enjoy swimming and sunbathing on this «precious» beach you can have friendly locals who will gladly help you. Secluded virgin beach picture, definitely worth the time spent to get here, and funds for a permit. Truly amazing beach Papakolea worth it to go there.