The black sand of Punalu?u Beach Park is the most expansive, nearby and famous beach in the big island. Perfect for viewing the scenery and explore the black sand beach while watching some sea turtles nearby or go swimming or snorkeling. Punalu?u Beach Park is an astonishing beach that is breathtaking with its amazing freshwater fish pond, coconut tree for afternoon picnic and panoramic view. ?Diving spring? is the meaning of ?Punalu?u?.
Most exciting sight in the beach is spotting the green sea turtle that are calm, sweet creatures and happy munching away the green algae on the lava rock around the shores. The lovely turtles are protected by the law and anyone who harass is punishable. Kauila was magical turtle that made her home in the Ka'u district where Punalu'u bay and the Black Sand Beach are located. It is the Punalu?u Beach Park?s mythical animal story.