Ka Lae - South Point - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
The view from the South Point of Hawaii Island is truly spectacular. Here is a panoramic view over the sea and the surrounding land, which is quite flat. One of the most arresting things in this panorama is the expanse of the sky, which is enhanced by the cloud formations in it. A barren, rugged and wild part of Hawaii with little around.
Ka Lae - South Point - FURTHER INFORMATION
Ka Lae - South Point - Hawaii Island visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Ka Lae - South Point' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Hawaii.
Panorama taken at the South Point (Puu Alii Point) at Ka Lae on Hawaii Island. This is the southernmost point of Hawaii Island, where tall rugged cliffs plunge directly into the sea. People sometimes fish from the cliffs using bags as floats / sails which take the lines far out into the sea. There are no facilities, restaurants or other amenities here. The land is rugged and wind swept, as seen in this panoramic picture.
There are a number of very isolated coves near to South Point, one of the more famous ones being Green Sand Beach, which is unique with naturally occurring green coloured sand. Beach access is by 4-wheel drive or walk (about 30 minutes) through dirt tracks from South Point.
Travel and Getting There:
Follow the I-11 to the southern part of the island. The junction to Ka Lea and South Point is about 8 miles west of Nā'ālehu. From here it is 11 miles down South Point Road to Ka Lae and South point.