Puako is known for giant tide pools, some deep enough to shelter live coral and other marine life. There's no sandy beach, but a narrow strip of pulverized coral and lava covers the shore. It's ideal for beach walks and you might even see honu (sea turtles) sunning on the rocks. To get to the pools, park along the road near the 'beach access' paths. If you swim out past the pools, note the waters here can be temperamental.