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Kekaha Kai State Park (Mahaiula Section)

Area

Overview

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  • Size

    863.11 acres

Description

UPDATE - 9/30/20: Kekaha Kai State Park will be OPEN starting Oct. 1, 2020.

Mahai’ula section has a sandy beach and dune offering opportunities for swimming and beach-related activities. A picnic area with tables is available. A 4.5-mile hike north through this wilderness park on the historic coastal trail, Ala Kahakai, leads to Kua Bay. Midway, a hike to the summit of Pu’u Ku’ili, a 342-foot high cinder cone, offers an excellent view of the coastline. Dry and hot with no drinking water.

Maniniʻōwali (Kua Bay) section at north end of park offers swimming during calm seas, bodysurfing during periods of shore breaks, sunbathing, picnicking and other beach-related activities. Hiking opportunity along the coastal trail.

Allowed Activities
Fishing
Hiking
Sightseeing
Snorkeling
Swimming
Rules & Regulation
No Dogs
No Motorized Wheeled Vehicles
No Camping

Additional Information

Accessibility Description

Ocean access allowed.

Available Amenities

  • ADA Accessible
  • No Drinking Water
  • Picnic table
  • Trash Cans

Hazards

  • Dangerous Shorebreak
  • Strong Current

Prohibited

  • No Motorized Vehicle/ATV's
  • No Animals/Pets
  • No Alcoholic Beverages
  • No Camping
  • No Smoking
  • No Commercial Activities

Activities

  • Beachgoing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Sightseeing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimmimg

Hours

Daily 8:00am – 6:45pm

Additional Information

Dangerous rip currents and pounding shore breaks during periods of high surf! Waves over 3 feet high are for experts – all others should stay out of the water and away from the shoreline! No lifeguard services.

Entrance Fee

None