Top ChoiceViewpoint in Ocean View & Around

Paliʻokulani Overlook

Be sure to get your bearings at the Hwy 11 viewpoint perched on a 1907 lava flow. Commanding views take in Paliʻokulani, the ragged cliff edge jutting out in front of South Point which protects eastern Kaʻu from...

Top ChoiceAmerican in Ocean View & Around

Mehe's Kaʻu Bar & Grill

In an area with few options, Mehe's is a surprisingly good one. Friendly staff serve burgers, sandwiches and a rotating selection of daily specials to local characters and visitors alike while the horseshoe bar...

Area in Ocean View & Around

Road to the Sea

This high-clearance 4WD road crosses enough ʻaʻa (rough, jagged type of lava) to shake your fillings loose. However, once only for adventurers, these remote black- and green-sand beaches with looming cliffs and...

Pizza in Ocean View & Around

DJ's Pizza and Bakeshop

The pizza is only above-average, however, the gluten-free crust and vegan meatball sandwich are a welcome find in the area. Come here to satisfy your sweet treat cravings – custom-baked pies and cakes with...

Park in Ocean View & Around

Manuka State Wayside & Natural Area Reserve

This 13-acre reserve offers a pleasant 2-mile nature trail through transitional forest to a volcanic crater. Following the uneven lava rock path, and assisted by an interpretive trail guide, you'll identify 30...

Thai in Ocean View & Around

Ka-Lae Garden

The dishes served in this tiny and cute restaurant with world-class views are made-to-order with fresh ingredients, some of which are grown in the organic herb garden behind the building. Skip the pad thai and...

Supermarket in Ocean View & Around

Ocean View Market

By the post office and an auto-parts store, this community grocery store sells hot food and sandwiches and a decent variety of goods and fresh produce, especially considering how far out this spot is located. On...

Pizza in Ocean View & Around

Ocean View Pizzaria

The pizza is just OK, but they do make filling sandwiches (we're partial to the French Dip), but the lack of ambiance makes this a place where you eat, or get takeout, but not linger.