So much to see, so little time ...
5 to 20 minutes from the Castle:
Created in 1955 by the lava flow, this is one of our few black sand beaches left after the flow destroyed Kalapana Beach in the early 1990's. A trail leads down to the beach. When surf is high, currents can be strong and swimming is recommended for experienced and strong swimmers only. Clothing is optional and on Sunday you may be lucky enough to enjoy an impromptu concert of local musicians. It is very beautiful and peaceful, especially in the early morning when the dolphins visit for a romp.
This is approximately a quarter of a mile from the castle and a very pleasant ten minute walk.
WHALE WATCHING is a two minute walk from the castle to the cliff across the street. The best whale watching is from December to March.