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On the Kamakua Coast drive

Near the Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge, the town was wiped out by a tsunami in 1946. It's... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
bobsboy_texas
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Carrollton, Texas
Real Taste of the Island

Fun place. Reasonable park facilities. There is wading for kids in the stream to surfing in the... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2016
HeyBuffalo
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Jul 27, 2017
“Beautiful Beach!”
Mar 27, 2017
“On the Kamakua Coast drive”
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North End of Wailea Rd., Hakalau, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

Beautiful beach with amazing views, soft sand, and clear water. Bring your snorkel gear as there are fish and sea turtles to see. The beach has lifeguards who are excellent and warn of dangers (Man-O War were in water one of the days we visited...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2017

Near the Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge, the town was wiped out by a tsunami in 1946. It's hard to get to and the refuge is currently closed to self-guided visits due to worries about Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death.

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Reviewed 13 November 2016

I hate to rate anything in Hawaii less than average, but this particular site is actually "less than average." Compared to other locations, you can do better. There really isn't much here except free parking, a grassy area, stream that runs into the bay, Halakua...More

1  Thank Warren F
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Fun place. Reasonable park facilities. There is wading for kids in the stream to surfing in the bay. Lots of friendly locals. Beautiful valley. This is the kind of place to check out if you want to go beyond the gates of your resort.

1  Thank HeyBuffalo
Reviewed 6 March 2016

This was our second visit to the Big Island. Both times we ate lunch at the Kolekole Beach Park. This time afterwards we went to Hakalau Bay Beach Park. Not finding too much info on this prior it was a little bit of a gamble....More

3  Thank Vincent S
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Absolutely love it here! Spending two weeks here with our family in a VBRO rental. Such a beautiful area. Love taking early morning walks down to the park. The scenery puts me into sensory overload. I could definitely take up residence here in a heartbeat!

1  Thank Randall C
Reviewed 19 December 2015

Very cool sights here where the stream meets the ocean and where the old Sugar Cane structures were. There is one area that has a beach, the rest is just rocks. Mainly a locals place. Definitely recommend dropping by if you are in the area....More

1  Thank Jdp107
Reviewed 16 November 2015

I was just reading today that the road is closed again there today due to a flash flood/mudslide ok to visit if you can ever find a sunny day, if you see dark clouds on the horizon I would not waste 10 minutes of my...More

1  Thank derrick w
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Very secluded, relaxed and often overlooked. Place needs more up keeping, but either you love it or hate it. Take a chance and explore this place. Un-crowded yet with local character.

1  Thank Kewihiku
Reviewed 31 March 2015

Hakalau Beach is just like Jurassic Park if you walk to the ocean near the small waterfall and look back. A main waterway flows into the Ocean. We were warned not to swim very close to where the Ocean and river meet. Definitely no swim...More

2  Thank ManOfC0nstantS0rr0w
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