Hawaii: Big Island – Papakolea Green Sand Beach

Papakolea Green Sand Beach is an absolutely unique place where the beach sand is a stunning green color (there are only 5 green beaches in the world – the other 4 being in Galapagos, Norway, Guam, and Capo Verde). The beach is green due to the erosion of volcanic olivine, a relatively rare component of lava. A rough 4WD road take you to this little know, but absolutely spectacular beach.