Eternity Beach

4.5 stars from 9 reviews
Address 8699 Hawaii 72, Honolulu, HI 96825
Great views always. Seclude beach cove. Off limits. Amazing blow when waves are strong.

• Sand Type: Regular • Parking: Good / Plenty
• Good For: Sunrises

Full Description
Halona Beach Cove, or Eternity Beach as it's better known, is located just beyond (further east of) Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and Beach Park and Lana'i Lookout / Heaven's Point on O'ahu. Just keep driving along the Kalanianaole Highway (72) and you'll see a pull off area and parking lot.

It's a hugely popular spot with tourists and tour groups so while it has a good size parking area it can fill up if the place is busy as most people are coming here for Halona Blowhole and not the beach. If the waves are coming in good then chances are it will be busy because that's when the blow hole is doing its thing and shooting water into the air.

Some people come here for the amazing views while others seem to love watching the blow hole do its thing. We think the real beauty here is Halona Cove / Eternity Beach which is off to the right side of the lookout (when facing the ocean). You can get some amazing photos of it from above as well.

It's a bit of a hike to get down to the beach but the bigger issue is that this beach is officially off limits to the public. You'll certainly see people down there when you go to the blowhole, but the city has posted signs so you'll technically be trespassing if you go down. Because of that, we cannot recommend you visit this beach but you can view it from above.

So why can't you go down there? The waves get very rough at this beach and people have died here. Every now and then somebody will try to get close to the blowhole or gets swept off the rocks and sometimes they die. Because of the dangerous wave action and since there is no lifeguard here it's been marked as off limits.

If this pace looks familiar it's been shown in various movies and televisions shows. For example, the passionate kissing scene in the film "From Here to Eternity" was filmed at Eternity Beach. For more on that be sure to read Popular Movies & TV Shows Filmed In Hawaii.

Also nearby, if you stop along the road on the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and Beach Park side of Halona Blowhole, is a small area to pull over your car and walk up a path to a small temple.

Sue K
Joined: Mar 2016
Reviews: 196
Likes Received: 9
We stopped off for a couple of hours at this lovely beach. The coastline is rugged and the crashing waves a spectacular sight. Luckily, because the winds were high and the waves big, the blowhole was in fine form, spurting water thirty feet or so into the sky. It's fun to watch and a great spot for kids.
Matt A
Joined: Feb 2013
Reviews: 803
Likes Received: 111
Just an incredible beach overall. Amazing blue waters, secluded feeling even with a major road right above you, and incredible views. The blowhole is an amazing site to see as well and worth a stop.
Joined: Jul 2016
Reviews: 146
Likes Received: 2
My favorite beach to go to on the east side!! If you go to the blowhole, you walk towards the freeway and there's a trail of rocks. It looks difficult but it's actually pretty easy. And once you get down it's worth it. You can jump off the rocks and there's a cave to explore. Definitely recommend!!
lelie h
Joined: May 2016
Reviews: 6
Likes Received: 0
Beautiful beach.
Joined: May 2016
Reviews: 67
Likes Received: 2
This wasn't a spot we had planned to visit, we just stopped on the way by because it was somewhere people seemed to be gathering. The blowhole was cool, although I was much more impressed by the beach. It looked so majestic from the look off. I'm still not exactly sure how people got down there so I never made it down, but honestly, my view from the road left me with a sense of "awe" that I can still revisit when I look at the beautiful pictures I took on my visit. Definitely worth the stop, if not for the blowhole, then definitely for Eternity beach. It's stuck with me as one of those moments I saw something beautiful and will never forget it!
Joined: Mar 2016
Reviews: 426
Likes Received: 12
Halona blowhole & eternity beach awesome day out. Make sure you check out this place absolutely awesome. Great views awesome photo opportunities this is a must!.I brought my family out here and they loved it. Head down and check out paradise. Water is just beautiful will definitely be back.
Theo C
Joined: Feb 2016
Reviews: 6
Likes Received: 0
This is a great place to hang out and it's usually not at all crowded. Most people don't want to take the short hike down so it stays pretty empty a lot of the time. Not usually a great place to swim but an all around great place to hang out.
Tom T
Joined: Sep 2013
Reviews: 579
Likes Received: 33
The blowhole isn't exactly Old Faithful, but it's a lot of fun to watch. If the waves are large, you'll get quite a show, but even small waves will cause the blowhole to spout. There are only a couple of turnouts between Hanauma Bay and Sandy Beach, which is a shame because on this section of Oahu are really majestic. The rich blue ocean crashing against reef is absolutely splendid.

Hawaii has so much natural beauty - and Halona Blowhole no exception. A perfect stop for taking photos and enjoying the beautiful views facing Lanai. Eternity Beach is gorgeous. The aqua colored water in this cove is not to be missed. But, unfortunately, this little treasure is popular and often full of visitors. This beach would be so perfect if nobody was around. It's a secluded cove, but never empty. Sigh.

That should not deter you from visiting it, though. The path down to the cove is just to the left of the parking lot entrance. Be careful walking down the hill. Especially if it's wet. Go early to avoid crowds. The cove loses light quickly as the sun sets to the west. A beautiful, although sometimes crowded, slice of heaven on earth. Not to be missed while visiting Halona Blowhole. It's visible from the overlook, so you don't need to walk down the cliff to enjoy it.
Cristelle M
Joined: Mar 2014
Reviews: 37
Likes Received: 8
Go to the cove during high tide and the ocean really comes alive :) the beach doesn't have any facilities as this review said, but the attraction here is mostly for the natural view. Careful on the trail since it is pretty rough, being ridden with rocks, so it is easy to get cut.
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