Holei Sea Arch
Holei Sea Arch
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  • Ron R
    Saint Paul, Minnesota112 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful ocean view
    45 minute drive from visitor center with many sights along the way. Approximately 1/2 mile walk from parking to the arch view. Fun to see but to us not as interesting as the other park sites.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 21, 2023
  • ticoalra
    Jefferson, Maryland320 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow!
    Nice parking area. Short walk to view the sea arch. Bathrooms on site. It was a nice place to stretch our legs after driving the Chain of Craters Road from Volcano before we turned around and went back up.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 1, 2023
  • Edward
    Santa Rosa, California1,974 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting Scenery at the end of the Chain of Craters Road
    The Holei Sea Arch is at the end of the Chain of Craters Road. The drive ends at a parking area with toilets amongst the lava flows at the edge of the shore. There is a short walk to the area where you are allowed to walk out to a spot overlooking the shore, with the waves crashing against the lava-rock cliff. Along it is the Holei Sea Arch. It is fairly small and not easy to get a good picture of since the current viewing area is not that close to the arch itself. The Chain of Craters Road has, in the decades since built, been several times closed or partly closed due to lava flows, and the older viewing area remains can be seen on the walk, having been largely destroyed by lava.
    Visited June 2023
    Written August 13, 2023
  • County-Hunter
    Tacoma, Washington3,212 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the drive
    It takes about 45 minutes to drive from the visitor center to the end of the Chain of Craters Road where the arch is. But more than likely, you are going to drive at least part of the road to get to the popular lava tubes so the extra time required to drive out and back isn't that bad. When you get to the end, you still have a 10 minute walk to get to the viewing platform. You aren't that close to the arch but I could use the zoom on my iPhone for some pretty decent pics.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 3, 2023
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chickabeegrrl
Elk Grove, CA2,069 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Great views from the Holei Sea Arch. You have to drive to the end of the chain of craters to reach this landmark. There are restrooms and a small parking lot. Bring a lunch to enjoy while you’re here. The sea arch is far away but you can still get some good photos from the lookout point.
Written December 5, 2023
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County-Hunter
Tacoma, WA3,212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
It takes about 45 minutes to drive from the visitor center to the end of the Chain of Craters Road where the arch is. But more than likely, you are going to drive at least part of the road to get to the popular lava tubes so the extra time required to drive out and back isn't that bad. When you get to the end, you still have a 10 minute walk to get to the viewing platform. You aren't that close to the arch but I could use the zoom on my iPhone for some pretty decent pics.
Written September 3, 2023
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Edward
Santa Rosa, CA1,974 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
The Holei Sea Arch is at the end of the Chain of Craters Road. The drive ends at a parking area with toilets amongst the lava flows at the edge of the shore. There is a short walk to the area where you are allowed to walk out to a spot overlooking the shore, with the waves crashing against the lava-rock cliff. Along it is the Holei Sea Arch. It is fairly small and not easy to get a good picture of since the current viewing area is not that close to the arch itself. The Chain of Craters Road has, in the decades since built, been several times closed or partly closed due to lava flows, and the older viewing area remains can be seen on the walk, having been largely destroyed by lava.
Written August 13, 2023
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ticoalra
Jefferson, MD320 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Nice parking area. Short walk to view the sea arch. Bathrooms on site. It was a nice place to stretch our legs after driving the Chain of Craters Road from Volcano before we turned around and went back up.
Written July 1, 2023
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Ron R
Saint Paul, MN112 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
45 minute drive from visitor center with many sights along the way. Approximately 1/2 mile walk from parking to the arch view. Fun to see but to us not as interesting as the other park sites.
Written May 21, 2023
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada11,776 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
We thought that the Holei Sea Arch was the best part of the Chain of Craters Road. It is really quite a spectacular ending to this scenic road. There is a short walk of about 1000 feet from the parking area at the end of the road to the viewpoint. It's worth the walk.
There are restrooms here; always good to know,
Written April 17, 2023
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Russell3939
Castle Rock, CO856 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
Didn’t think the arch was spectacular. The drive down to the arch is great. Between the lava field and ocean, it was an amazing view. The arch is a 10 minute walk over mostly paved sidewalk. We only spent a few minutes.
Written January 2, 2023
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KDJERO
Saint Charles, MO759 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We made the drive to the coast so how can you not walk the 1000 feet to see the arch. It was pretty cool and we got some impressive photos.
Written August 22, 2022
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Mike F
Antigo, WI356 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We went twice in a two week span during the tropical storm, I have a picture from each time showing before and after a huge part of the arch fell off. How lucky, I hope this lasts!

Very cool drive and worth it for sure!
Written July 31, 2022
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Cynthia H
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This is one of the coolest things to see. It's temporary as erosion will eventually change its looks but so glad that I was able to see the majestic arch.
Written June 21, 2022
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