Mahai'ula Beach

Mahai'ula Beach
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Phone (808) 323-4322
Address Kaahumanu Hwy 19, Between mile markers 89 & 90, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Secluded, white sand beach.

• Type: Shady • Type: Tide Pools • Sand Type: White

Mahai'ula Beach is a small, hidden beach that is backed by trees and surrounded by lava rocks and is part of the Kekaha Kai State Park.

Getting here is pretty easy but requires a short drive down a poorly maintained road so go slow. When you reach the first parking area you'll park your car and walk northeast along a trail for about 5 minutes or so which will run into the beach. If you drove passed the first parking area you'll end up at the second parking area for Ka'elehuluhulu Beach.

It will be pretty obvious and you'll see an old, abandoned house that was onced owned by the Magoons but is now owned by the state. Amazing that the state lets an abandoned house sit here for so long like this on land they own.

Swimming is good here when the ocean is calm and chances are good this beach will be empty or close to it. The beach is sandy and has some nice tree shaded areas but otherwise lacks facilities of any kind. If you need a bathroom you can always head back to where you parked and then use the restrooms at Ka'elehuluhulu Beach instead.

At the north end of Mahaiula Beach is a continuation of the trail that got you here from the parking spot which will continue north to Makalawena Beach. Expect that to take another 20 minutes of walking to reach.