Keʻanae Congregational Church
Marking the heart of the village is Keʻanae Congregational Church, built in 1860, and entered over the steps of the adjacent cottage....
Keʻanae Beach Park
Keʻanae Beach Park has a scenic coastline of jagged black lava and hypnotic white-capped waves. Forget swimming, as the water is rough...
Back up on the Hana Hwy, the stream that feeds Keʻanae Peninsula pauses to create a couple of swimming holes just below the bridge, 0.9...
Keʻanae Landing Fruit Stand
‘Da best’ banana bread on the entire road to Hana is baked fresh every morning by Aunty Sandy and her crew, and is so good you’ll find...
Keʻanae Peninsula information
This rare slice of ‘Old Hawaii,’ home to an 1860s church and a wild lava coast, is reached by taking Keʻanae Rd on the makai side of the highway just beyond Keʻanae Arboretum. Families have tended stream-fed taro patches here for generations.
Marking the heart of the village is Keʻanae Congregational Church , built in 1860, and entered over the steps of the adjacent cottage. The church is made of lava rocks and coral mortar, uncovered by whitewash. It’s a welcoming place with open doors and a guest book, although the roof has suffered storm damage (the community is taking up a collection to fix it). Note the cameo portraits in the adjacent cemetery.
Just past the church is Keʻanae Beach Park , with its scenic coastline of jagged black lava and hypnotic white-capped waves. Forget swimming, as the water is rough and there’s no beach. The rock islets you see off the coast – Mokuhala and Mokumana – are seabird sanctuaries. Turn around here, as there’s a private residential area beyond with nothing else to see. There are public restrooms (open 8am to 7pm) across from the small parking area.