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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
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.
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
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.
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
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!
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
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
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