There are some very beautiful beaches on the Big Island of Hawai’i but what you will see mostly is aged Lava from many past flows. The Big Island of Hawaii is the youngest of all of the Islands and increases by 100 acres every year! The Kona side of the island is the leeward side and more arid and dry than the windward side. The current flow of the volcano called Kilauea is on the windward side (North and East side) Kilauea is the longest actively flowing volcano in the world and has been continuously erupting since January 3, 1983. There are 4 “ACTIVE” volcanoes on the island. Lo’ihi is an underwater volcano and has not surfaced the sea level yet. The active above water volcanoes are Kilauea, Muana Loa and the one rising above Kailua Kona; Hualalai.
The inactive volcanoes are Kohala (the oldest volcano on the island) and Mauna Kea (the tallest volcano in the world from the base to the top).