Kahili (Rock Quarry) Beach

Beach in Kilauea

This scenic, rugged stretch of beach is tucked away between two vegetated cliffs where Kilauea Stream meets the ocean. There’s no protective barrier reef, so when surf's up, waves pound. Calm summer days are best for swimming, but beware the rip current from the stream's outflow.

Public access is via Wailapa Rd, which begins at the Kuhio Hwy midway between Miles 21 and 22. Follow Wailapa Rd north for less than 0.5 miles, then turn left onto the unmarked dirt road (4WD recommended) beginning at a bright-yellow water valve. If you don't have a 4WD, park about 0.5 miles up from the beach and walk down.