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Papakolea Beach

Listed under Beaches in Hawaii, United States.

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Green Sands Beach (or Papakolea) is the definition of seclusion. The beach, which is known for the sparkling green sands that grace the shore, is carefully tucked away where only the truly dedicated beachcomber can uncover it. A dusty trek of two miles brings you to the beach’s craggy edge, and then you have to venture down the side of the bowl-shaped rim before finally setting foot on those lovely green sands. And why is the sand green? It contains traces of a semi-precious stone called olivine that has a greenish tint. The hike getting there is long, but it’s worth it! No noisy crowds or tourist traps and a beach landscape unlike any other – it just might be the perfect adventure for two…

Written by  Jordan-Ashley Baker.

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