Punaluu County Beach Park is a black-sand beach that is ringed by coconut palms & often populated by sea turtles.The beach is located between Pāhala and Nāʻālehu on the Big Island of Hawaii.
The area is free to the public with a full amenities onsite including bathrooms, showers, paved parking, covered picnic areas and a lifeguard on duty.
The beach is backed by lovely lily pond and palm trees. The beach also has a large amount of underground fresh water that flows in it. This fresh water is very cold and looks almost like gasoline mixing with the water. Legend has it that in the time of drought, the ancient Hawaiians living in the area would dive underwater with a jug to get their fresh water.
Swimming here can be dangerous be sure to pay attention the signs and currents.