Hawaii: Big Island tide pools

Today we did a hike along the wild volcanic coastline in Pahoa, at MacKenzie SRA. This park is located in the southeast region of the Big Island. At this park there is a large tide pool heated by a lava lining πŸŒ‹ This pools is around 95β€’F.πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ˜

Here we were able to walk a trail along the coastline to see some roaring tides, crashing fiercely into the cliff side.

Can you believe it was raining just before this photo was taken? Large clouds can dominate the sky and moments later it is beautiful as ever!

Because it rains a lot on this side of the island (152″ each year) everything is stunningly green and luscious! The drive to this park was breathtakingly full of life.

When the tide is high, there are TONS of tide pools that fill the coastline. Some of the tide pools are as deep as 5′!

Be careful on these rocks, they are SO slippery. Water shoes are probably the best investment you could make on this island. Gain some traction and avoid stepping in unforgiving territory.

You may also find wildlife in these pools, so respect ✊ the sea and leave them be, y’all!


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