Point Venus, Tahiti

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Combine sunbathing with a bit of Tahitian culture and history at Point Venus, a public black-sand beach. Said to be the spot from which Captain Cook watched the planet Venus cross in front of the sun, the beach includes a monument commemorating the explorer, as well as a lighthouse designed by the father of "Treasure Island" author Robert Louis Stevenson. Take a dip in the shallow waters and gaze across the sea at the island of Moorea. With ample shade, the site also presents a great opportunity for a picnic. Make Point Venus part of your personalized Mahina itinerary using our Mahina trip itinerary maker tool.
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  • Black sand beach. Had many people swimming. Historical area. Monuments for Captain Bligh and Captain Cook.  more »
  • Gorgeous long volcanic beach surrounded by gorgeous natural habitat. Home to Tahiti’s only lighthouse that dominates approach to beach. Local fishing boats stand out of the water....idyllic!  more »
  • Great atmosphere and very nice beach!
  • Great black sand beach, well attended with a great atmosphere.
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