Sea Caves and Black Sand Beach

Hana, Hawaii

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This short tour explores several natural wonders created when flowing molten lava meets the sea. The coastline is classic Hawaii: picture-postcard pretty with swaying palms and turquoise sea. It is also the setting of a romantic—and tragic—Hawaiian myth. A sign in the parking lot directs you to the left where an interpretive panel tells one of several versions of the story of a Hawaiian princess who was killed in a sea cave by her jealous husband. Now and then the water at the base of the cave turns red with her blood, according to the myth—or with a bloom of aquatic life, according to biologists.

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"This short tour explores several natural wonders created when flowing molten lava meets the sea. The coastline is classic Hawaii: picture-postcard pretty with swaying palms and turquoise sea. It is also the setting of a romantic—and tragic—Hawaiian myth.

A sign in the parking lot directs you to the left where an interpretive panel tells one of several versions of the story of a Hawaiian princess who was killed in a sea cave by her jealous husband. Now and then the water at the base of the cave turns red with her blood, according to the myth—or with a bloom of aquatic life, according to biologists."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Hana
Distance: 0.4
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Season: All year
Local Contacts: Wai'anapanapa State Park
Local Maps: USGS Hana
Driving Directions: Directions to Sea Caves and Black Sand Beach

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May 2018