Honokalani Black Sand Beach

by Regan Keen

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LOCATION

Maui, Hawaii

North America

20.78 N, 155.99 W

TYPE OF BEACH

active: this island is located closer to the inside of a plate not close to any tectonic activity, but the Hawaiian island is on a hotspot, making it active

secondary: it's features are created by volcanic forces

submergent: the Hawaiian islands have been sinking relative to sea level, and could soon disappear completely

FEATURES

WHAT HONOKALANI IS KNOWN FOR

Honokalani Black Sand beach is located in the Wai'anapanapa State Park, which directly translates to "glistening water." People come from all over the world to take photos on the black sand beach found between two lava cliffs, swim in the warm freshwater pools, and explore the caves inside the cliffs.