Road: January 2013; road is MUCH better than it used to be. But, it is still 3-6 miles of a washboard gravel road. We averaged 12-18 miles/hour in a Jeep compass, so it is a good 20 minutes of bumps once you start on the gravel. The monkeypod tree is clearly marked with painted boulders to highlight that turn off (left) along the road. The two days we drove out, we went the extra 3 miles past the monkeypod where the bathrooms, fresh water shower, and the napali cliffs are - its neat to get up next to them!
View: it is unforgettable....a must see, if you can get over the long bumpy road....
Tips: the weekdays are less busy for great photos of empty beach, but there is SO much beach here, it feels very uncrowded even on weekends; arrive before 11am for a good parking space; bring water, snacks, and/or picnic lunch as you will likely stay longer than you had planned; a shade device would be nice to have along - its hot and sunny!
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