Haʻula Beach


At the far eastern end of the Maha‘ulepu Heritage Trail, Ha‘ula is an isolated bay and pocket beach nestled into the shoreline. You’ll feel like Robinson Crusoe here, especially if you’re swinging in a hammock made from a washed-up fishing net. The beach is a 15-minute walk beyond Kawailoa Bay along the coast, past a rugged headland.

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0.39 MILES

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2. Kawailoa Bay

0.63 MILES

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3. Mahaʻulepu Beach

1.04 MILES

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5. Makawehi Point

2.66 MILES

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6. Shipwreck Beach

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