A difficult surfing spot that tests the mettle of experienced locals, Lopa is also an ancient fishpond. With majestic views of West Maui and Kahoolawe, this remote white-sand beach is a great place for a picnic. Don't let the sight of surfers fool you: the channel's currents are too strong for swimming. Take Highway 440 to its eastern terminus, turn right onto a dirt road, and continue south for 7 miles. Amenities: none. Best for: solitude; sunrise; walking.
On dirt road off Hwy. 440, unknown, Hawaii, 96763, United States