Hawaii Island, also known as the Big Island of Hawaii welcomes a new tourism hotspot in the making. It’a new black sand beach located at Isaac Kepoʻokalani Hale Beach Park.
The beach was created after the Kilauea Volcano erupted in May last year .
Hot molten lava interacting with cold ocean water produces explosions. Part of that is wave action breaking up the new lava. All of that produces a source of sand, and that sand is carried by the ocean current down the coastline to the places where it will naturally accumulate.
Travelers are already allowed to visit the new beach Swimming however isn’t advised at the beach, according to the county of Hawaii’s Department of Parks and Recreation. High currents are causing extreme danger, however, there is a lifeguard on duty.
Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation reopened Isaac Hale Beach Park, also known as Pohoiki Beach Park on December with a Hawaiian Blessing Ceremony.
Island tourism officials are hoping visitors will return to the island in big numbers to see this spectacular beach.