The Green Sands Beach and Punaluu Black Sand Beach are world-class famous. Everyone who comes to the Big Island knows about these two beaches. Lucky for you, the Green Sand Beach (there’s only one on the Big Island) and the Punaluu Black Sand Beach(there’re many black sand beaches on the island. The most famous one is Punaluu) are close by. If you stay at the Volcano Inn the night before, you can sleep in, and at 10 am, drive down to the Green Sand beach. Before you reach the Green Sand Beach, on the way, you can take a quick detour to check out Kalea. It is the southernmost point of the United States. Once you get to the Green Sand Beach parking lot, you can either hike out to the beach, drive or take one of the truck services where people take you directly to the Green Sand Beach by car. Learn more about Green Sand Beach here. The beach is fabulous and you can easily spend your entire day at the beach relaxing and swimming. As you head back towards the Volcano Inn, you can stop by the famous Punaluu Black Sand Beach. Not only do you get to walk on the black sand, but you might also be lucky enough to see a sea turtle sun basking on the warm sand. We invite you to read All you need to learn about Punaluu Black Sand Beach.