Virginia Key Beach

“Once we finally got out, walked to the sand and rented an umbrella, we were sorely disappointed.  The entire beach was all shallow and full of debris.  Weird pieces of tree branches, TONS of seaweed and other crap just floating around.  And the water was only like 6″ deep unless you wanted to swim out annoyingly far.”

-Jenna S.

By Digital photo taken by Marc Averette. [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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Moonlight State Beach

“[…]what is up with all the BIG ASS piles of seaweed all over the beach?? and to make it worse, the BILLIONS of little flies buzzing all around the seaweed are SO ANNOYING!!!! ugh!!!
Why can’t the city have couple of trucks drive up and down the beach every morning dragging a big rake and scrape all that crap up?”

-Stephanie P., Yelp

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Papakolea Green Sand Beach

“Please do not waste your time attempting to reach this beach by foot. The view is not worth the hours it would take and the beach is hardly green. A better description of the sand would be black with [brown][…]If you have a sadistic personality disorder and are looking forward to 3 hours of black and dry lava fields then pack plenty of water, sun screen and a gun to blow your brains.”

-Jose O., Yelp

By Phil Hollman from London, UK (Green sand beach) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Punalu’u Black Sand Beach

“It’s got coconut trees, bathrooms, benches, a life guard, and above all turtles just hanging out on the beach. The sand though, this is why it got such a low score.The sand is very coarse.  I’m used to very fine black sand beaches.  This isn’t it.  My feet were pretty raw afterwards.  I had to wear my slippers after a while.”

-Mitch N. Yelp

By Poco a poco (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons