Satomi overlooks the bay at South Point, the southern-most spot of the United States (lower than Florida or Texas).

Matt, Satomi, Ruth and Rob at the green sand beach.

Matt and Satomi frolic on the Green Sand beach.

Matt and Satomi frolic on the Green Sand beach.

Matt and Satomi frolic on the Green Sand beach.

Matt and Satomi frolic on the Green Sand beach.

Matt and Satomi frolic on the Green Sand beach.

Matt and Satomi frolic on the Green Sand beach.

Matt and Satomi frolic on the Green Sand beach.

Ruth at the Green Sand beach.

Ruth at the Green Sand beach.

Satomi overlooks the bay at South Point, the southern-most spot of the United States (lower than Florida or Texas).

Ruth at the Green Sand beach.

We saw one of the locals jumping off the side of this cliff into the water--loco!

Green sand. Sort of.

The rocky side of a cliff.

A scoop of 'green' sand from the beach.

Rob gets wet and wild.

Matt gets his feet wet.

Matt gets his feet wet.

The legend of the Green Sand beach is smaller than the beach itself.

Locals post a sign: Welcom to Mahana Bay. Please do not take sand or graffiti the walls. Mahalo, the locals.

Satomi overlooks the bay at South Point, the southern-most spot of the United States (lower than Florida or Texas).

Mahana Bay.

We were taking pictures for a Harper car rental advertisment.

We were taking pictures for a Harper car rental advertisment.

Ruth holds a sample of old green sand provided to her by a local. This is how the sand looked many years ago. There is a mineral that makes the sand green. Today, the green sand is mixed with regular sand, so it doesn't look as green.

Our 4WD vehicle made it to the Green Sand beach. This road is pretty gnarly, so we don't recommend taking regular rental vehicles this far.

Our 4WD vehicle made it to the Green Sand beach. This road is pretty gnarly, so we don't recommend taking regular rental vehicles this far.

It is often windy at South Point, but by the looks of some of these windmills, the electricity business down here is not booming.

It is often windy at South Point, but by the looks of some of these windmills, the electricity business down here is not booming.

A bay at South Point.

Mahana Bay. This is where the green sand beach is.

Decide for yourself if the sand is green.

This is how the sand looks today. Many years ago, it was a lot greener, says a local.

Ruth and Rob at Green Sand Beach.

Matt, Satomi, Ruth and Rob at the green sand beach.