Point Venus, Arue

#3 of 6 in Nature in Tahiti
Water Body · Geologic Formation
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 Arue itinerary using our Arue trip itinerary maker tool.
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  • We visited one day for the historical aspects but came back the next day to swim. Amazing beach - one of our faves ever in the world!! The snacks nearby were a great addition, too!!  more »
  • Black sand beach. Had many people swimming. Historical area. Monuments for Captain Bligh and Captain Cook.  more »
  • Great atmosphere and very nice beach!
  • Super plage de sable noir, bien fréquentée avec une super ambiance.

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