Fodor's Expert Review Pohoiki Black Sand Beach
Located next to Isaac Hale Beach is Madame Pele's newest creation, Pohoiki Black Sand Beach, formed when lava from the Lower Puna eruption of 2018 was pulverized as it flowed into the ocean. This added newly created—albeit rough—sand that washed up on the shore and cut off access to the boat ramp. The beach is open daily from 7 am to 6 pm. There is a portable restroom but no running water in the area. This is not a good swimming beach since the water can be rough and dangerous. To get there, take Highway 137 from Kalapana to an unpaved access route that cuts straight through the lava flow of 2018. Amenities: toilets. Best for: walking.