January 11th, 2016 - Nate Clark
This was a very fun hike around a nearly deserted back of both white and black sand.
History has it that this beach results from the 1859 Mauna Loa eruption where lava flowed for 30 miles to the north end of the beach, which is why the different ends of the beaches have different types of sand.
As can be seen below, it is a long and rocky walk from the car along a "path" to get to the beach.
Once you get to the beach, it is beautiful and due to the difficulty in access, we only saw four or five people the several hours we were there.
There is this lone tree out in the middle of the rocky beach.
There are dozens and dozens of messages written out in the white rocks.
There is also this large pool of freshwater, which results in a lot of vegetation a few hundred feet from the beach.