Take our Big Island of Hawaii beach sand color quiz. Can you choose the correct color of sand located at these 5 popular beaches on the Big Island of Hawaii?
Choose: A - White sand, B - Black sand, C - Green sand, or D - Grey sand
1. Kahalu'u Beach Park
2. Hapuna Beach State Park
3. ____ Sand Beach at South Point
4. Anaeho'omalu Beach
5. Punalu'u Beach Park
Hawaii's beaches are magnificent and different from many other beaches around the world. Beach sand is created by the erosion of coral reefs, producing a "white" beach. In Hawaii, lava and volcanic sediment also add black, grey and green colors to our beach sand.
1. Kahalu'u Beach Park has a white sand beach.
2. Hapuna Beach State Park has a white sand beach.
3. Green Sand Beach at South Point has a green (of course) sand beach.
4. Anaeho'omalu Beach has a grey sand beach.
5. Punalu'u Beach Park has a black sand beach.
How did you score on our Hawaii Beach Sand Color Quiz?
When you visit any beach in Hawaii, enjoy the beach but remember that it is illegal to purposefully remove sand from any Hawaii beach.
Also, do not purchase sand online from companies promising to send you the actual sand from your favorite Hawaii beach. These companies are taking sand illegally and contributing to erosion and depletion of the natural habitat for Hawaii's ocean life, and destroying the beach for future generations of people.
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