Mahaiʻ ula Beach

Mahai`ula Bay is a beautiful crescent-shaped white sand beach located about 10-15 minutes outside of Kailua-Kona. It is one of three majestic beaches on the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail, a 175 mile corridor encompassing a network of culturally and historically significant trails. Frequented by Hawaiian monk seals that use it as a resting area, it is a serene and majestic place with a long white sandy beach and crystal clear water. A grove of Keawe (mesquite) and Kukui nut trees provide ample shade from the warm sun for beachgoers, making it the perfect place to relax and recharge your ALOHA! Not only is Mahai`ula the site of a small fishing village, a popular surfing bay, and the location of two shipwrecks, but it is also an alluring and relaxing beach with a rich and mysterious history. Maui’s remains still lie offshore in water about 25 feet deep on rolling hills of pahoehoe lava in Mahaiula Bay; these remains include the engine, boiler, and parts of the hull! Although the road to Mahai`ula is unpaved, it does not require the use of a 4 wheel-drive vehicle. Please note, there is no fresh water or lifeguard on duty at this beach. Portable restrooms and free parking are available.

Hours 8:00am – 6:45pm

Safety: No lifeguard on duty

Ammenities: porta potties, shade

Address: Mahai’ula beach, Kalaoa, HI 96740

For more historical information about this beautiful site, please visit Then & Now: Mahaiula Bay–Surfing & Shipwrecks – Ke Ola Magazine

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Mahaiʻ ula Beach

Mahai`ula Bay is a beautiful crescent-shaped white sand beach located about 10-15 minutes outside of Kailua-Kona. It is one of three majestic beaches on the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail, a 175 mile corridor encompassing a network of culturally and historically significant trails. Frequented by Hawaiian monk seals that use it as a resting area, it is a serene and majestic place with a long white sandy beach and crystal clear water. A grove of Keawe (mesquite) and Kukui nut trees provide ample shade from the warm sun for beachgoers, making it the perfect place to relax and recharge your ALOHA! Not only is Mahai`ula the site of a small fishing village, a popular surfing bay, and the location of two shipwrecks, but it is also an alluring and relaxing beach with a rich and mysterious history. Maui’s remains still lie offshore in water about 25 feet deep on rolling hills of pahoehoe lava in Mahaiula Bay; these remains include the engine, boiler, and parts of the hull! Although the road to Mahai`ula is unpaved, it does not require the use of a 4 wheel-drive vehicle. Please note, there is no fresh water or lifeguard on duty at this beach. Portable restrooms and free parking are available.

Hours 8:00am – 6:45pm

Safety: No lifeguard on duty

Ammenities: porta potties, shade

Address: Mahai’ula beach, Kalaoa, HI 96740

For more historical information about this beautiful site, please visit Then & Now: Mahaiula Bay–Surfing & Shipwrecks – Ke Ola Magazine

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Waialea Bay (Beach 69)

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