Hawaii Big Island beach

Enjoy Beautiful Beaches At The Southernmost Town In The US

By Jenna Busch


The southernmost town in the United States is Nā'ālehu on the Big Island of Hawaii, which is known for its local art scene, relaxed pace, and unique beaches.
There are plenty of relaxing things to do in Nā'ālehu, like wandering through the charming shops, visiting the local farmer's market, or exploring black and green sand beaches.
The beautiful Papakōlea Beach's green sand comes from olivine, a semi-precious mineral that originated from the eruption of the Mauna Loa volcano around 49,000 years ago.
Nā'ālehu also has two black sand beaches called Punalu'u and Kawa'a Beach, the latter of which is a good surfing spot. They get their color from a volcanic material called basalt.
Ten miles away from town is South Point Park or Ka Lae, the southernmost point on the island. There are remnants of ancient temples, and you can watch fishermen plying their trade.