Discovering East Hawaii-Pohoiki, New Black Sand Beach, Uncle Roberts, and Hot Ponds


We traveled to East Hawaii to see the brand new black sand beach created by the volcanic eruption of 2018, the new hot ponds and the new road over the lava flow. We also dropped into Uncle Robert’s Store and show you how close the lava came to Isaac Hale Park.

If you are looking for some fun to see how Pele’s dynamic forces have changed a region, this is the trip to take!

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The beautiful canopy of trees awaits on Highway 137 as you head towards Pohoiki and Isaac Hale Park.

Here is a map of the area.

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Julie Ziemelis

Julie Ziemelis is an entrepreneur, business owner, author, blogger and vlogger in Kailua Kona. She created and moderates the “365 Things to Do in Kona” page and the Kona Newbies group on Facebook. She blogs at and and vlogs with her husband, Eric, at “365Hawaii” on YouTube. Julie also authored the books, “How to Move to Kona” and the “Insiders Guide to Buying Real Estate on the Big Island of Hawaii”. You will most likely find Julie in Kona hiking, running, biking, taking photos and sharing Aloha.

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