Thursday, June 22, 2017

Bãi biển Kaihalulu có cát màu đỏ ở Hana, Hawaii

Bãi biển Kaihalulu ở Hana, Hawaii là một trong những bãi biển có cát màu đỏ. Ngược lại với nước biển xanh, vách đá màu đen và các cây rừng có màu xanh lá cây, dải cát nhiều phân tử sắt mang một màu đỏ tuyệt đẹp, tạo nên cảnh tượng có một không hai. Kaihalulu khá cô lập do con đường đi lên ngắn, dốc, hẹp và trơn trượt gây khó khăn cho người muốn tiếp cận.

Bãi biển Santorini có cát màu đỏ ở Hy Lạp

Red Beach. Santorini, Greece
Bãi biển Kaihalulu có cát màu đỏ ở Hana, Hawaii

Red Sand Beach is a dramatic and beautiful hidden cove unlike any other. The ocean outside the cove is almost always a deep, almost surreal Kool-Aid blue, and rages relentlessly against the dramatic and rugged coastline.
The crescent-shaped beach is cut deep into the Ka’uiki Head cinder cone, whose rust-red lava cinder cliffs supply the beach with its red sand. These cliffs of loose crumbly cinders tower almost vertically, yet somehow remain intact to impressive heights.
The cove is protected on the ocean side by a wall of jagged black lava rock, further contributing to this almost otherworldly scene.
View from the trail as you approach the cove.
View from the trail as you approach the cove. (and no, it is not photoshopped…)
While you are here you’ll likely see 'iwa and Koae Kea as they ply the sky above the cliffs looking for prey below. Both birds are impressive to watch. The Iwa are significant birds and masters of wind currents, and in this out-of-this-world setting look like pterodactyls cruising over a prehistoric sky. Koae Kea are of a lighter and more peaceful appearance – looking almost like white doves with a long streamer for a tail.
Coastline looking away from the trail to the red sand beach
Location of Red Sand Beach and Kaihalulu Bay
Hana Town - Red Sand Beach MapRed Sand Beach and Kaihalulu Bay are located on the eastern side of Maui along Uakea Road. The best way to get to the area is by car. The walk is roughly ten minutes long and the beginning of the path can be found behind the Hana Community Center.Photo:  Paul Bica. Kaihalulu red sand beach
Photo: Paul Bica.
There are a number of trails that lead to the beach and all pose minor risks to everybody. It's best to ask one of the helpful tour guides about the current condition of the trails and which one can be most easily traversed.Dangerous Shoreline on the Trail
After you pass the first ridge you will be able to enjoy your first view of the beautiful red sand and blue waves. This view and the rest of your experiences at the Red Sand Beach in Maui will be well worth the short hike.
The Beauty of the Beach
Photo:  Dana.  Kaihalulu red sand beach
Photo: Dana.
The Red Sand Beach is one of the most unique beach sites in the world. The small cove is protected from the sea by rock formations, which only allow a limited amount of water into the cove at a time. Picture of the warning sign on the trail to the Red Sand Beach near Hana on the island of Maui, Hawaii.This natural barrier makes the cove relatively safe for swimmers of all ages.
Photo:  Blese.  Kaihalulu red sand beach
Photo: Blese.
The unique red sand is created by red lava cinder cliffs that surround the cove. The water has cut a perfect circle into the red mountainous terrain, making it one of the most secluded spots on Maui.Photo:  Xavier Lambrecht.  Kaihalulu red sand beach
The rocks that protect the cove rise sharply from the deep, blue water and are made from lava. These rocks, combined with the deep blue color of the water and bright red sand are what entice visitors from all over the world to come and explore this secluded piece of heaven.
A Natural Attraction for All Ages
The Red Sand Beach is a perfect place to visit for families and visitors of all ages. Children will enjoy a cool dip in the water while their parents can admire the natural beauty that surrounds them. While this is a great place to visit, ensure that your family and friends stay safe during the hike to the beach. The trail is often slippery and is covered in pine needles.
*Photo credit goes to Monica & Michael Sweet*

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