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‘Awahua Beach

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While most people know about the four main Hawaiian Islands–the Big Island, Maui, Oahu, and Kauai–the small island of Molokai, and consequently the beautiful ‘Awahua Beach, have somehow managed to slip under the radar. Unlike all of the other black sand beaches on this list, ‘Awahua Beach’s dark sand actually isn’t from lava rock. It’s instead from dark sandstone, which makes it particularly unique. Like many of the best things to see on Molokai, ‘Awahua Beach is very secluded. You’ll actually have to hike or ride a mule through an old, (mostly) uninhabited leprosy colony on the Kalaupapa Peninsula to reach this black sand beach. If you’re unfamiliar with the island, you’ll likely have to take a tour to access ‘Awahua Beach.

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‘Awahua Beach Articles

  • 7 of the Best Black Sand Beaches in Hawaii

    Hawaii: home to some of the most stunning beaches in the world. With the pristine blue waters, sunny skies, and golden sand, what more could you ask for? But there are a handful of breathtaking beaches in Hawaii that don’t have golden sand. Instead, these beaches boast the much-rarer black sand, formed when deep black […]