Waianapanapa Black Sand Beach
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.
An area of sandy, stony, or rocky land bordering and level with the sea.
An stretch of salt water separated from the sea by a low sandbank or coral reef.
Consisting of, containing, or abounding in rock or rocks.