Lawaʻi (Beach House) Beach


For such a tiny beach, this snorkeling and surfing spot gets lots of attention. Just west of the landmark Beach House, it’s not particularly scenic or sandy. But during calm surf, this is rich snorkel territory, especially for novices. Expect a crowd of vacationers from nearby condos. There are restrooms, outdoor showers and a few public parking spaces across the street.

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