Waianapanapa Black Sand Beach

Erica Christian

Type of Beach

The Waianapanapa Black sand Beach is active.


Created by volcanic forces. It is a primary coast.

Type of Beach

It has been sinking relative to sea level since its existence. It is a emergent coast.

Sand,Color and origin

Black sand is on the beach. The rock type is basalt. The beach was created by a lava flow several hundred years ago.

Other features of the beach

The Waianapanapa Black sand beach is known for tropical flowers, sea caves, Black lava cliffs. Waves usually are rough with rip currents.