Kehena Beach

Located in Hawaii


This is located in the continent of North America and in the United States. The latitude and longitude is: 19.3935594, -154.9300951

It is not close to any plate boundaries, and is not close to any tectonic location. It is a passive coast (far away from plate boundaries). It was created by volcanic activity and a secondary coast (forces that created the features that exist there) Sea level has been rising and is a emergent coast (one that has been rising).


Kehena Beach is a narrow black sand beach located on the island of Hawaii. Spinner dolphins frequent the water; as a result, the beach has also been known as Dolphin Beach. The beach was created by volcanic activity. (1955)

The Beach is one of the few beaches that allows nudity. In 1979 a strong Earth Quake shook Punna district (district Kehena is located) and Kehena beach dropped 3 feet. Exposed to open ocean, high surf time allows high rip currents. Several people have drowned.

Kehena Beach, Hawaii