Hāʻena Beach (Shipman Beach)

Haena Beach otherwise known as Shipman Beach is located in Puna district, this beautiful marbled white and black sand beach is private and not easily accessible. If you want to see massive sea turtles, look no further! Access to the beach involves an intermediate hike which is commonly called ‘ The Road to Haena’. Follow parts of the historical “Kings Trail” and pass the old Hawaiian village of “Paki”, where remnants of this historical village still remain. Travel along the old growth forest filled with Hawaiian hala (pandanus) trees, noni (cheese fruit), ironwood, mango and waiawi (strawberry guava). The trail is 5 miles round trip and is a relatively flat. Mosquitos, mud, and heat can be detouring for most first-timers. However, it is well worth the adventure! We recommend that you bring bug spray, sun screen, water, and plan your trip around the low tide. The low tide is important as you may miss out on part of the beach. There are no lifeguards on duty, and the ocean can be extremely unforgiving. Swim with caution and “if in doubt, don’t go out”. Parking is located at the trailhead, but park with caution due to frequent vehicle break-ins (lock your cars and take out your valuables). Otherwise be sure to enjoy this lovely secluded beach and intermediate hike!

Address: Shipman Beach / Haena Beach, Keaau, HI 96749

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Hāʻena Beach (Shipman Beach)

Haena Beach otherwise known as Shipman Beach is located in Puna district, this beautiful marbled white and black sand beach is private and not easily accessible. If you want to see massive sea turtles, look no further! Access to the beach involves an intermediate hike which is commonly called ‘ The Road to Haena’. Follow parts of the historical “Kings Trail” and pass the old Hawaiian village of “Paki”, where remnants of this historical village still remain. Travel along the old growth forest filled with Hawaiian hala (pandanus) trees, noni (cheese fruit), ironwood, mango and waiawi (strawberry guava). The trail is 5 miles round trip and is a relatively flat. Mosquitos, mud, and heat can be detouring for most first-timers. However, it is well worth the adventure! We recommend that you bring bug spray, sun screen, water, and plan your trip around the low tide. The low tide is important as you may miss out on part of the beach. There are no lifeguards on duty, and the ocean can be extremely unforgiving. Swim with caution and “if in doubt, don’t go out”. Parking is located at the trailhead, but park with caution due to frequent vehicle break-ins (lock your cars and take out your valuables). Otherwise be sure to enjoy this lovely secluded beach and intermediate hike!

Address: Shipman Beach / Haena Beach, Keaau, HI 96749

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