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Two Weird Beaches You Cannot Miss In Hawaii

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Are you tired of the famous beaches in Hawaii and want to find something more unique? I have these two super exceptional beaches for you. It can be affirmed that these are two of the weird beaches in Hawaii

1. Papakōlea Beach is one of the Weird Beaches in Hawaii

Papakōlea Beach – Weird Beaches in Hawaii

Papakōlea Beach is a blue sand beach located near the South Point of Hawaiʻi. This is one of only four blue sand beaches in the world.

Blue sand of Papakōlea Beach

The unique feature of the beach is quite prominent and can be seen from a distance: Papakolea sand is green in color. Olivin, a silicate material that is part of the cone there, is behind. It is a common crystalline byproduct of volcanic activity in Hawaii, which is also known as the Hawaiian diamond. Quality olivine is a genuine gemstone called peridot, very similar to emerald.

Olivin

Olivin can be found all over Hawaii, but Papakolea Beach remains the only place on the island where olivine is found in such quantities that it changes the color of the beach. There are only three other blue sand beaches in the world: one in Norway, one in Guam, and one in the Galapagos Islands.

2. Punalu’u Beach

Punalu’u Beach – Weird Beaches in Hawaii

Punaluʻu Beach is a beach between Pāhala and Nāʻālehu on the Big Island of the state of Hawaii, United States.

The beach has black sand made of basalt and created by lava flowing into the ocean, exploding as it reaches the ocean and cooling. This volcanic activity is located in the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Punaluʻu is frequented by hawksbill turtles and endangered green turtles, which often bask in the black sand.

Punalu’u Beach sand

Black sands aside, Punalu’u Beach really isn’t a great choice for those looking for nirvana that comes with calm waters. The swimming area is very rocky, and since the freshwater comes in from an underground source, the water is extremely cold – not to mention odd-looking.

Even so, there’s good reason to visit Punalu’u Beach beyond the black beach’s obvious novelty – the animals. The area is home to many endangered species such as green turtles, Hawaiian monk seals, and tortoiseshell turtles. Now all of them are used to humans, so they usually pay little attention to the people around them. This makes for a lot of great contrast shots, but dare you even think about stroking them: Hawaii law forbids anyone from touching them.

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