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Molokai Sights

Papohaku Beach

  • Kaluakoi Rd. Map It
  • Maunaloa
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Updated 02/20/2014

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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.

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Kaluakoi Rd., 2 miles south of the former Kaluakoi Hotel, Maunaloa, Hawaii, 96770, United States

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