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    Snorkeling · Fishing ·  Beach-walks

Mahaulepu Beach is located along an isolated and windswept coast. This magical stretch of coastline is so deserving of preservation. The Mahaulepu Beach Heritage Trail leads you from the East end of Shipwrecks beach along a shoreline of sanddunes, lava tubes, tide pools, and stretches of white sand beaches perfect for beach combing.

Mahaulepu Beach is better suited for experienced swimmers and snorkelers. Stronger trade winds on this coastline make it a haven for windsurfers and experienced kite-boarders. This coastline section includes various landscapes to explore, including; lava tubes, sandstone cliffs, blow holes, and isolated coves, making this a fantastic place to discover on foot. Tread lightly as you find out about this sacred part of the island. Always pack out what you brought in.

To learn more about the preservation of Mahaulepu Beach, contact Malama Mahaulepu, a nonprofit working to protect the area.

Beach Safety

  • Choose beaches with a lifeguard.
  • Before entering the water check for any warning signs indicating hazardous conditions.
  • Avoid swimming during high surf.
  • Never swim alone.
  • Never allow small children to swim or play in water unattended.
  • Never swim in murky water and never swim in river mouths.
  • Never turn your back on the ocean, an unexpected wave can knock you down and drag you out.
  • Listen to weather and surf forecasts on local radio or check the surf report