Timeless Puako, Hawaii


Puako shoreline
Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii

Puako is a small seaside village on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii's Big Island.  The rugged coastline at Puako was created by an old lava flow from Mauna Loa volcano.  The dark sections jutting into the ocean in this photo are fingers of that old lava flow.  The coastline here is very irregular, featuring stretches of black lava punctuated by small pocket beaches composed of coral sand.  There are a few small black sand beaches there as well.  Because the surface of the lava along the shore is so uneven, there are plenty of tidepools.

We lived in Puako for awhile in the 1990s, until we moved to a new house several miles up the coast.  Although we no longer live there, Puako is still our favorite spot for diving, snorkeling and tidepooling.


Katie in Hawaii said...

Aloha, I love Puako too!! And I love your photos... thanks for sharing!! Warm aloha, Katie Minkus, R(B). Broker-in-Charge, Hawaii Life Real Estate Services, LLC. www.hawaiilife.com/big-island-real-estate/

Becky said...

This is a gorgeous shot Bobbie. I can allmost feel the warm breezes.

kml said...

Those black sand beaches must be just beautiful! I can see why you love it!

BNS said...

@ Katie - Always nice to meet another Puako-lover.

@ Becky - Thank you. Around this time of year I can imagine a warm breeze would appeal to you!

@ Kathy - The black sand beaches are a novel sight to most visitors to Hawaii, but to tell you the truth I prefer coral sand to black sand. (When black sand gets on your shoes or skin, it looks a bit like coffee grounds.)


Primary Work at Home said...

Wow nice pictures. I would like to visit this place soon. Thanks for sharing this one.

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