Hawaii’s Best-Kept Secrets, Revealed

Kaimū Black Sand Beach

beautiful black sand
Douglas Peebles/Corbis via Getty Images
Douglas Peebles/Corbis via Getty Images

Seeing black sand for the first time might shock you at first, but you begin to warm up to it before eventually falling in love. Found in the once busy fishing village of Kalapana is the wonderful Kaimū Black Sand Beach.

The incredible sand is relatively new, around two decades old. This beach is a great example of the continuous destruction and rebirth cycle in nature. The Kilauea volcano filled the nearby land with lava, changing the landscape of the beach.