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Big Island Black Sand Beaches

Out of all the Hawaiian beaches, the Big Island Island stands out for its black sand beaches. While Hawaii is more popular for its white sandy beaches, it’s definitely not for everyone! For couples who want something different, consider choosing a black sand beach for your wedding. There are a few black sand beach options on the island, some easier to get to than others. Whether you want to have an adventurous day or have an easy walk to your wedding spot, we will help you find the black sand beach location that is perfect for you! The permitting for different black sand beach locations will depend on the location but don’t worry, we will be taking care of that for you!

Erin and Cristin’s wedding ~ Kiholo Black Sand Beach on Big Island

For a black sand beach close to Kona and the hotels along the west coast, we highly recommend Kiholo Bay. This will give you an easy and quick drive from your getting-ready location and a relatively easy walk down to the beach. The jagged coastline at Kiholo provides some amazing backdrops for your wedding photos.

Erin and Cristin’s wedding started with the forecast being a 90% chance of rain. Usually, we start considering a location back-up for rain but this is tricky for black sand beaches! Fortunately, That forecast got better and better as the hours went by and we had a stunning sunset at Kiholo Bay. Not a drop of rain! I ended my trip with one of my favorite weddings I ever photographed and I cried behind my camera a few times!

Mahalo to for officiating this wedding and always having my back!

Reach out to our team so we can start planning your black sand beach elopement in Hawaii! Contact us HERE!

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