Relax at Honokohau Beach

Hawaii Ki'i Pohaku Trail

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This Isolated beach is located in Kaloko-HonoKohau National Park, Hawaii. It is a surreal ancient area perfect for relaxing.

Stop first at Hal Ho'okipa, the park visitor information center. It[s about 4.1 miles south of Kona Airport. Its a neat little building where you can pick up a map and learn more about the area. From there you can take the 0.5 mile Ala Hele Ike Hawai'i trail that leads to the coastal trail (Ala Hele Kahakai). From the coastal trail its approximately .33 miles south from the intersection. Alternatively you can drive down the road a bit to access the beach easier.

About 0.6 miles south you will want to drive and turn right on Kealakehe Parkway. Take the next right and follow the road till the end and you will reach the park entrance. 

From there it is about a 0.25 mile walk through the trees to the beach. I spent the morning swimming, clearing my mind, and taking photos of the beautiful secluded spot. 

There are several Halau or long houses to relax in and plenty of beach to enjoy. The ancient area is still used by locals and the green sea turtles scattered throughout the area are endangered so please be respectful.

Pack List

The trails are unpaved and if headed from the visitors center, there are areas of jagged lava. Also there is no water on location or bathrooms so plan ahead. 

  • Sunscreen 
  • Thick soled shoes
  • Water 
  • Tasty snacks
  • No glass or fire
  • Camera
  • Picnic 
  • Friends
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Activities:

Chillin, Photography, Yoga, Swimming, Hiking, Diving

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

0.5 Miles

Rating:

Features:

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Romantic
Scenic
Wildlife

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about 1 month ago

Honu!

The walk down from a marine dock was very short and easily navigated in sturdy sandals. Not a very crowded place, the hut is totes tall! The ancient Hawaiian Aiopi'o Fishtrap was pretty incredible, make sure you look into the history. Snorkeling was not the best for us, the water was a little too murky to see very far in front of you. We got spooked by honu a few times - could be good or bad? Also, turtle "breaching" was a little more majestic than I was prepared for.

about 1 month ago

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