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Kawakiu Beach, Maunaloa

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  • It seems like 5 of the 6 reviews for this beach is actually for Make Horse Beach, which is fairly easily accessible. Kawakiu Beach, however, requires a 45 minute to 1 hour coastal hike north from...  more »
  • We drove here and parked by the entrance to the condos. From there, it is a 10 minute walk to the first beach. Then, there are additional beaches to the north. You can cross the rocks and get to the.....  more »
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  • Kawakiu Nui Beach, white sand, clear water. Beautiful and secluded. Folks drive in with their four-wheel drives but there are some serious gullies. We hiked in from Puhakumauliuli Beach. It's a bit of a scramble and you need runners or hiking boots. The Acacia thorns are wicked, bring water for the hike. During the winter the water is dangerous with strong currents. The beach portion going into the water was steep when we were there with a strong beach break.
  • Delightful remote beach. Calmer than most on the West shore of Molokai with only small waves so I got in the water. Careful though seems like water could suck you out if you aren't paying attention. Nice place to spend the day or watch the sunset. Not recommended to drive to unless you have 4wd high clearance and some SERIOUS skills. Even with our 4wd Jeep I didn't feel comfortable making the drive but the walk is only 1.5 miles or so one way (well worth it).

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