Pelekane Beach

Pelekane Beach
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Phone (808) 323-4322
Address Akoni Pule Hwy, Kamuela , HI 96743
Swimming isn't allowed here due to historical significance at this small beach.

• Type: Murky Water • Parking: Good / Plenty

Pelekane Beach fronts the Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, where Keoua was killed ensuring King Kamehameha the Great's rule over all of the Hawaiian Islands. Heiaus, which are ancient Hawaiian temples, still exist at this site which you can see today. What you cannot do here is swim, camp, or even do a little sunbathing.

Why? Because this is a deeply sacred place to the Hawaiian people. In addition to what we already wrote, this site was home to a large number of human sacrifices over the years.

So why visit Pelekane Beach? For the cultural and historic significance. It's a great place to learn a little about the Hawaiian people and their history so definitely stop by.

And don't worry about the swimming, you wouldn't want to swim here anyhow. The water is very murky and it's said that sharks frequent this area (as sharks love the murky water). So you're not missing an awesome place to swim.