Papohaku Beach Park / Three Mile Beach

4.5 stars from 2 reviews
Address Kaluakoi Road, Maunaloa, HI 96770
Two miles of white sand beach makes this one the longest and widest beaches in Hawaii. Backed by Kiawe trees that have horns that can be up an inch long. Not recommended for swimming due to strong rip currents.

• Facilities: Bathrooms • Facilities: Picnic Tables
• Facilities: Showers • Sand Type: Powder
• Sand Type: Powder • Sand Type: White

Full Description
One of my favorite beaches on Molokai is Papohaku Beach. It's located on the west side of Molokai, and is one of the longest and widest beaches in Hawaii. That's why it's also known as Three Mile Beach. You're likely to find yourself all alone on this beach. It feels like your Charlton Heston in Planet of the Apes when he's riding his horse down the beach.

Papohaku Beach is known to have huge waves during the winter. During the summer it can be calm, but it's deceptive. There is an inconsistent current that may be dangerous. Enjoy, but be aware.

Camping is allowed, but you'll need to get a permit from the Maui County Department of Parks and Recreation. Bring an umbrella if you want shade. The fine soft sand feels good on your feet, but because this beach is so windy, it gets all over you and your stuff.

There are campsites, indoor and outdoor showers, picnic tables and restrooms. At night, you can see the faint city lights of Waikiki and Honolulu off in the distance.

This beach has a lot to offer. If your fortunate enough to have a day without wind during the summer, it can be an amazing place.

Brett D
Joined: Mar 2017
Reviews: 56
Likes Received: 1
We loved this beach so much it has to be one of the most beautiful beaches we have visited. We loved the idea of walking the beach with only a handful of people along the way. Even though it is not a beach recommended for swimming we were able to enjoy just sitting and watching the waves as the were a little strong the days we visited the beach. Pack a lunch, grab a spot, and relax and enjoy the beauty Molokai has to offer.
Colleen E
Joined: Oct 2016
Reviews: 4
Likes Received: 0
We stayed at The Sheraton Hotel one time and we walked on this beach but we couldn't go in the water as the surf was too wild. That was disappointing but, everything else was nice. The guys went golfing and my friend and I went to the pool which was nice.
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