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Address: Mahina, French Polynesia
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Located on the tip of a scenic peninsula surrounded with black-sand...

Located on the tip of a scenic peninsula surrounded with black-sand beaches, this area is the historic landing site of many famous explorers such as Captain Cook and Captain William Bligh.

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Family Friendly Beach

If you want a simple black sand beach head to Point Venus. There are families and couples hanging out or swimming at the beach. Plenty of parking most days.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
Etienne P
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Camden, Maine

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Gold Coast, Australia
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely park and safe beach of black sand.. interesting lighthouse and other historical items. small stalls selling souveniers

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Camden, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

If you want a simple black sand beach head to Point Venus. There are families and couples hanging out or swimming at the beach. Plenty of parking most days.

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Lower Mainland, BC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Lots of historical monuments on the site including the 1867 lighthouse built by Robert Louis Stevenson's father, Memorial to 1st Christians to convert natives on the island, Bounty Memorial, Captain Cook Memorial. A must see in Tahiti.

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Saint Lucia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

As a fan of the movie the mutiny on the bounty this is a mandatory place to visit when in Tahiti. It is nice to see it actually exists and lean of the time Capt. Bligh had spent there.

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Menlo Park, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We visited here in August 2016. We got here by taxi (~20 minute ride northeast of downtown Papeete). This is sort of a very small park - a nice shady place to stop and check out the small monuments to Cook, Wallis, Bounty, etc... A lot of locals were picnicing, playing volleyball, swimming, etc... We walked through the little park,... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

It amused me that the Captain Cook memorial is so insignificant and the Samuel Wallis memorial so eye-catching. And so it should be. Wallis was the first European to find Tahiti, not Cook. And he was the one (with the assistance of Tupaia) who regulated interaction between Tahitians and Europeans, making the island a relatively safe place for Cook to... More 

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Willunga, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

There really is not much to see at Point Venus - the lighthouse is kind of neat and the signage (in three languages is pretty good) explains the visits of Wallis, Cook and Bligh as well as the arrival of the missionaries on the Duff - all in the 18th century. The beach is black sand and there are better... More 

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

This really is a highlight of Tahiti Nui. Back home in England, it would not warrant a second look. Just the Cook connection, perhaps, but it is no place to spend much time. Having said that we were fortunate to visit it at a time when 20-30 outrigger canoes were racing off the shore. There is a light house, a... More 

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Croydon, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

This site is important for two reasons. The first being the astronomical measurements taken during the transit of Venus across the Sun to determine the planets distance. The second and most important to Australians is that Captain Cook left here and went on to discover the East coast of Australia. Without the first, Australia today would probably be French !... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

I was cycling (which I absolutely do not recommend. The roads are not designed for it) and it was easy to find. Beach thee too which has waves. Black sand so be aware it's very hot underfoot! Midlifejess.wordpress.

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