There are only four green sand beaches in the world. It I s supposedly colored by a precious stone called Olivite created somehow under the perfect volcanic induced circumstances the crushed by the strong waves. It’s particles mixed in with the black sand from the lava rocks pulverized by the same strong waves make for a dark green color to the sand. We couldn’t wait to see it for ourselves, that and it was just time for a long hike. The wind greeted us as we got out of our cars at south point. That and several other locals asking if we wanted rides out to the beach for $75 for the five of us. It was a three mile hike in the sun, but the hike was part of the experience. The breeze was perfect and kept us from feeling like we were baking in the sun. The path was rough and we were slow. It took us about two and a half hours to get the whole crew that far. Several people stopped and asked us if we wanted a ride, we thanked them but declined. We stopped and ate lunch as it was around 1:30 and the kids were hot, hungry and tired.
The destination was definitely worth the time and effort. The beach was more steep and the waves more strong than the other beaches we have visited which made me nervous with the kids. But we made sure they didn’t get too deep and kept a really close eye on them.
We knew we couldn’t stay too late if it was going to take us another 2.5 hours to get out so we cut it short about 3:30pm. A guy who had offered us a ride in offered us a ride out and this time we took him up on it. He was a life saver as we were all hot and tired. We got home I time to have pizza for dinner. Thank you nice man. We apriciate you so much.