In Hawaii you can find plenty of yellow sand beaches as well as many black sand beaches including the Pa’iloa Black Sand Beach at Wai’anapanapa State Wayside Park along the Road to Hana and Punaluu and Kehena beaches on the Big Island. There are even red and green sand beaches.
Photo by Phil Hollman
The red sand beach, popular with nudists, is close to the center of Hana, a secluded town on the eastern end of Maui island. The “red” is formed by waves washing against a red cinder cone. Kaihalulu Beach on the far side of Ka’uiki Hill south of Hana Bay, is a little treacherous to reach as the path is slippery from the crumbling cinder, and there are signs warning that you go at your own risk. The swimming is also not the safest, as there is no lifeguard, and you should not swim beyond the lava sea wall because of strong currents. But the blue water, red sand, lava sea wall and green pines around will win you over. It is not over populated like other beaches, but there are nude bathers.