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Donkey Beach (Paliku Beach)

  • Rte. 56 Map It
  • Kealia
  • Beach–Sight

Published 01/20/2010

Fodor's Review

This beach gets its unusual name from the former Lihue Plantation Company, which once kept a herd of mules and donkeys in the pasture adjacent to the beach. If the waves are right, body boarders and surfers might be spotted offshore. However, the waters here are rough and not recommended for swimming and snorkeling. Instead, we suggest a morning walk along the easy trail that overlooks the beach, starting at the northern end of Kealia Beach. Amenities: none. Best for: solitude; sunrise; surfing.

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Rte. 56, north of Kealia Kai subdivision, Kealia, Hawaii, 96703, USA

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Published 01/20/2010


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