There's something tantalizing about the end of the road. It's where adventure meets the unknown and 'what do we do now?' becomes a wonderfully enticing prospect. You'll feel it when Hwy 240 dead-ends on the cliffs overlooking Waipiʻo Valley, the largest of seven spectacular amphitheater valleys on the windward side of the Kohala Mountains.
If you're looking for a beach with a little something for everyone, head to 2-mile-wide Kiholo Bay. Incredibly, this oasis in the lava is not thronged by visitors, despite the wonderful black-sand beaches, chances for wildlife viewing and swimming in a lava tube. This is a fun destination for explorers, with a tide-dependent landscape that changes dramatically.