Island Of Hawaii's Newest Black Sand Beach Formed By Lava

Kilauea volcano caused much destruction on the island of Hawaii, but the lava flow also left behind a new black sand beach at Isaac Hale Beach Park, also known as Pohoiki, for visitors and residents to enjoy.

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