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Kehena Black Sand Beach, Pahoa

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Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Kehena Beach is a narrow black sand beach located on the east shore of the island of Hawaii. Spinner dolphins frequent the water; as a result, the beach has also been known as Dolphin Beach.
The beach was formed in a 1955 lava flow. There is a point of rocks on one end of the beach that marks where the flow ended.
Kehena beach is one of the few beaches in Hawaii that allows nudity. People take advantage of this policy.
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  • Beautiful beach and cove. Trail to get there is a little hard to find, steep but doable. There were about 10 other people there around the same time as us, only one was nude. Would definitely...  more »
  • This is a breathtaking beach! My husband and I came in the rain on a cloudy day and still fully enjoyed ourselves! The beach is clothing optional which is super fun! There are locals who seem warm...  more »
  • Isolated black beach accessed by walking track down cliff. Has old weathered trees on beach and nice vegetation and cliffs behind beach. Easy parking to access beach.
  • The best way is to park at the lookout and follow the path to the left of the parking which leads to the smaller pocket of sand.

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