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Papohaku Beach

Papohaku Beach Review

One of the most sensational beaches in Hawaii, Papohaku is a 3-mile-long strip of light golden sand, the longest of its kind on the island. Swimming is not recommended, as there's a dangerous undertow except on exceptionally calm summer days. There's so much sand here that Honolulu once purchased barge loads of the stuff to replenish Waikiki Beach. A shady beach park just inland is the site of the Ka Hula Piko Festival, held each year in May. The park is also a great sunset-facing spot for a rustic afternoon barbecue. A park ranger patrols the area periodically. Amenities: showers; toilets. Best for: sunset; walking.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Kaluakoi Rd., 2 miles south of the former Kaluakoi Hotel, Maunaloa, HI, 96770 | Map It
  • Location: West Moloka‘i
Updated: 02-20-2014

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