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This beach is difficult to access by any vehicle other than a four wheel drive. Hiking into the beach is possible on a very rough dirt road that is probably several miles long. This is only advisable to those that are physically fit and can...More
We have been there on a Wednesday and we have been almost alone. It was one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. You can see some fishes when snorkeling.
It is a bit to walk from the parking place of so called...More
First, a confession. The first couple of times we went to Makalawena, we actually weren't there at all. We had only made it as far as Mahai'ula. Which was fine, because Mahai'ula is a beautiful beach as well, and shares the exclusivity of Kekaha Kai...More
Hot walk out hot lava rock..but huge payoff..the second beach has a ton of coral but beautiful shade trees and it’s pristine.. take good chairs towels..there is parking after a very bumpy 4 wheel drive type road.. but leave valuable behind..there is a l0
This is a great, secluded beach with white sand a clear, turquoise water. You start at Kekaha Kai State Park which is a very bumpy road. Park and walk towards the porta pottys. Continue straight until you see the little slice of paradise to your...More
After you park its a 15 minute walk to mahai'ula beach which has tons of shade and a gorgeous view. Thats awesone.
To get to makalawena you continue to walk for 20 minutes over lava rocks. While the beach is also pictureesque... there is minimal...More
This beach is the best ever on the island, but (thanks God) it is hard to get there....requires some nice 15-20 mins walk on rough lava, which makes it protected from too much tourists and good for turtles and coral reefs. It has 3 bay-like...More
We rented a 4wd Jeep so we gussied up the nerve and made the turn off the road in between mile marker 88 & 89. The road was rough but I’d do it again in a heart beat. The beach is worth the white knuckled...More
Aloha. The Green Sand Beach is located on the south tip of the Big Island. To access it, you take Hwy 11 South to South Point Road. About 10 miles down the road forks. The Green Sand Beach is to the LEFT at the fork, small... More
Aloha. The Green Sand Beach is located on the south tip of the Big Island. To access it, you take Hwy 11 South to South Point Road. About 10 miles down the road forks. The Green Sand Beach is to the LEFT at the fork, small sign points the way. Also, you need a 4 wheel drive vehicle to get to the beach itself - would not recommend driving or walking yourselff!. There are usually a group of Hawaiians in the parking area take the ride from them it's well worth the money you won't spend time getting lost! The surf is a bit rough on the beach - you have to walk down a cliff and back up it too but they will pick up up and deliver you to the point to walk down. It's beautiful worth the trip.