Isaac Hale Beach Park

Where do you think is the safest place to see lava flows?

It is Kilauea volcano in Hawaii.

Around the mountain, hot springs are gushing.

Ocean Entry

Normally, volcanic eruptions are too dangerous to be observed, however, Kilauea is said to be relatively safe due to the runny magma.

Lava Waterfall, Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii

Photo by Dhilung Kirat – Lava Waterfall, Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii (2017) / CC BY-NC 2.0

In the case of Hawaiian eruption, the magma overflowed from craters tends to create lava tunnels and flow underground, so that it is usually the coastline where you can see the liquid lava at close hand.

During the volcanic activity, you may see the Ocean Entry.

Listening to surf sound

A small village, Pohoiki is located 12 miles northeast of the current Ocean Entry.

Trailhead

At the coastline there is a park named Issac Hale Beach Park, where is a famous surf spot, at the same time some boats depart for observing flowing lava from the sea.

Passing by a red house, get into the jungle to find the hot spring.

Seashore

Before then, I happened to touch a waterhole at the coastline.

Warm it was!

In fact, the volcanic activities of Kilauea heat entire ground in this area.

Only five minutes hiking through the tropical forest would take you to an open-air bath, whose water looks black reflecting the color of lava.

Tub

The water temperature was tepid around 95 degrees F.

Seawater might be mixed, but the smell around here absolutely had that of hot springs.

Lava

The back of the tub seemed to be a lava tunnel, where the magma and seawater might heavily conflict with one another here.

Looking back, I could not find any artificial things except for my clothes shuffled off.

Scenery from the Tub

I was listening to the sound of waves.

Since 1960, when the lava suddenly overflowed within easy reach of villages nearby, hot spring water had been gushing here.

On a global mass scale, it would be like the blink of an eye before this place was covered again with lava flows burning.

I acknowledge the simple fact that I was just a human who got to warm water between lava flows.

Isaac Hale Beach Park, Pahoa, Hawaii, USA
Rating[3/5]
Walk-inYES
LodgingNO
Official WebsiteNO

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