Laupahoehoe Beach Park
Nestled along the emerald green sea cliffs along the Big Island’s Hamakua coastline sits Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park. Meaning “leaf of lava,”Laupahoehoe, refers to the angular lava tip or peninsula formed by ancient pāhoehoe (smooth lava) flowing to create the mantle on which this village of Laupahoehoe was built. This Beach Park has breathtaking ocean panoramas, crashing surf and craggy lava rocks surrounded by lush vegetation.
Once you arrive at the beach, you will find an inviting park, complete with pavilions, restrooms, and a sprawling lawn providing a big expanse for the keikis (kids) to run around and play. Laupahoehoe is relatively secluded, with not much traffic during the weekdays and locals have a special fondness for the area. Regardless of when you go, it is a perfect place to relax and unwind as it is often overcast and shaded. Robust currents and dangerous surf make Laupahoehoe unsafe for swimming during much of the year, particularly during winter when ocean swells come from the north.
$20/person/night (Out of State) and $5/person/night (Kama’aina)Reserve Site