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Memorable North Shore sunsets happen at this spiritual spot, where ancient Hawaiians came to practice hula. In summer, the beach offers a refreshing dip to hikers of the nearby Kalalau Trail. But beware that Keʻe Beach may appear calm when it is, in fact, otherwise. Vicious currents have sucked some through a keyhole in the reef out into the open sea.
Never leave small children alone near the waterline. Facilities include outdoor showers and restrooms. Car break-ins are common in the parking lot, so don't leave any valuables behind. If you come for the sunset, and you should, bring mosquito repellent.