Point Venus, Tahiti
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 Tahiti itinerary using our Tahiti trip itinerary maker tool .
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Nous nous sommes rendus a la pointe Venus, sur la base des avis publiés dans TripAdvisor. Très très grosse déception. Cela ne vaut pas le long détour que nous avons fait. C'est une plage de sable noir... more »We went to Venus Point, based on the reviews published in TripAdvisor. Very, very big disappointment. This is not worth the long detour we made. It's a black sand beach, of course. Europeans arrive with a small memorial on this subject. Really nothing more.
This is a splendid point which provides a nice view of Moorea and the Tahitian coastline. There is ample sand to lay on, a lighthouse, several historical makers, a snack counter, and gift shop. The on... more »
Great beach with trees for shade.
Surprisingly, the sand is black and very hot. The place is very well laid out.
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