Kaimu New Black Sand Beach

Kaimu New Black Sand Beach
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Phone (808) 961-8311
Address Hwy 137, Pahoa, HI 96778
A new black sand beach on top of an old black sand beach.

• Sand Type: Black • Parking: Good / Plenty • Parking: Street only

Kaimu New Black Sand Beach, or simply Kaimu Beach Park as it's also called, can be found in the Pahoa area on the southeast side of Hawaii's Big Island.

This is actually a newly formed beach from the lava flow that started in 1990. That flow wiped out many towns and houses in this area as well as the old Kaimu Black Sand Beach. That old beach was buried by the flow and remains buried today. Locals and volunteers have planted sprouted coconut trees in an effort to restore the beach back to what it once was.

The New Kaimu Black Sand Beach isn't really much of a beach either. It's certainly neat to see and will offer you plenty of amazing views. But it's not a very sandy beach these days so not a place to relax and hang out for the day.

On that note, you also should not swim here. Rough surf and strong currents make swimming here dangerous so just hang out and enjoy the beauty of it all instead.

Getting here is pretty easy. Park near the end of Kalapan-Kapoho Road (Highway 137). It takes a short hike of around 10 minutes over the lava field to get to the beach. Just follow the path and red rocks to the water. Shoes are advised over slippers.