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Mahaiula Bay

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Mahaiula Bay offers a great supplement to visitors of Kekaha Kai State Park. To get to Mahaiula Bay you park at Kekaha Kai State Park and walk about 10 minutes north to this beautiful white sand beach. The beach spans about ΒΌ mile long and although there are some rocks in the water, they are not too intrusive. This beach offers great swimming and snorkeling. After you are done swimming you can go hike behind the beach where there is an old vacant house and lots of wildlife. There are two porta potties here for your use. The other restrooms are at Kekaha Kai State Park.

Mahaiula Bay

Mahaiula Bay

Family of Goats at Mahaiula Bay

Family of Goats at Mahaiula Bay


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Mahaiula Bay is just a short hike north of the Kekaha Kai State Park public parking.

Kekaha Kai State Park

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Kekaha Kai State Park offers a nice setting for people that like to enjoy the outdoors. The main entrance to the state park is about 2 miles off of Highway 19 along an unpaved road. Once you arrive at the state park there is limited parking so you may have to park in some of the areas along the road further from the water. There are restrooms for your use at the parking lot. Once you head to the beach you will find beautiful white sand and the beautiful blue water Hawaii is known for. The water here is filled with rocks so it is not the greatest area to swim. Mahaiula Bay and Makalawena Beach are also part of Kekaha Kai State Park and offering better areas for swimming. Along the beach you will find picnic tables along with grills nestled under trees. We also ran into a large family of goats, which seemed to be regulars at this beach. If you want to see this area, but want a better beach experience you can hike north to the beach at Mahaiula Bay and if you go even further north you will find a beautiful beach called Makalawena Beach.

Picnic Tables at Kekaha Kai State Park

Picnic Tables at Kekaha Kai State Park

BBQ Pit and Wildlife at Kekaha Kai State Park

BBQ Pit and Wildlife at Kekaha Kai State Park


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