Mahana Beach

Dylan Shortt

Type of Beach

It's an active and primary beach because it takes place on a volcano


The beach is located Hawaii North America. Latitude 40.03 North Longitude 24.07 West                                                                                   

Sand type

Green sand.Originating rock type and rock name: Igneous.The beach is sometimes named after the cinder cone, and sometimes after the area of land called Papakōlea, which comes from papa kōlea, which means plover flats in the Hawaiian language.

Other Features

One of only two green sand beaches in the World.  The green coloration of the beach sands is due to the olivine crystals which are winnowed from the eroding headland by the action of the sea.