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Big Island Sights

Laupahoehoe Point Park

  • Hwy. 19 Map It
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Updated 01/06/2014

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Here the surf pounds the jagged black rocks at the base of a stunning point. This is not a safe place for swimming, however. Still vivid in the minds of longtime area residents is the 1946 tragedy in which 21 schoolchildren and three teachers were swept to sea by a tsunami.

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  • Daily 7 am–10 pm

Updated 01/06/2014


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May 8, 2007

Pretty, but unswimmable beach

Rocky beach with dangerous waves, but pretty enough to stop by and take a picture if you're passing by.

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