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Most Beautiful Beach on the Big Island

Stunningly beautiful beach, clothing optional, getting in and out of the water is a challenge, have... read more

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Simple Beautiful

Hardly anyone there, expect some nudity but beautiful location. Easy way into ocean and out too... read more

Reviewed December 15, 2018
Phil C
Eagle, Idaho
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Moana Kai Pali St, along Rte 137, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Stunningly beautiful beach, clothing optional, getting in and out of the water is a challenge, have to climb down a cliff to get to it (which is not difficult except for elderly and disabled people).

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SpookyPie1
Reviewed December 15, 2018

Hardly anyone there, expect some nudity but beautiful location. Easy way into ocean and out too. Steps down can be tricky, take your time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Phil C
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Wonderful place to be but the waves are often very rough. Be careful when getting in and out of the water. Make sure you experience Sunday´s Drumming Circle - the whole neighborhood gathers at the beach and enjoys drumming, fresh fruit and beach time.

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank joganika
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

This beach was hidden, down a cliff and the surf was rough (getting into and out of breakers) but the sand was unforgettable. As were all the nude swimmers and sunbathers (and the pot they were smoking...) there was plenty of shade and there was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mudfoot4
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Not much parking but not someplace you will probably be staying long. Mostly locals go here to fish and hang out.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank keith e
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

Great beach. Nice black sand but there are naked people running around! There are other black beaches around, so if you have kids skip this!!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank ozziesd
Reviewed September 20, 2018

We were there just before the a tropical storm hit and the waves were rough. I swam but it was a little scary. The beach is really nice and unique for the area. The road was closed due to the eruption about 5 miles north....More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank AGtraveler79
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The black sand, contrasting the blue ocean is beautiful. You can see it from the top of the cliff. Really not worth hiking down. People urinate and other activities. Smells horrible, and attracts flys. There is a way better black sand beach in Kalapana, easy...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Ledesa B
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Due to the May 2018 Kilauea Volcano eruption The roads have been closed into the Syria. The earthquake damage from the collapsing crater in volcanic national park has greatly affected the area

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ruthmar1e
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Beautiful black sand beach with sea turles sunning themselves. Really enjoyed the views. Great parking. People were fishing here too.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank gmaM
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Ledesa B
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Response from eventlooks | Reviewed this property |
It's the place I live right near! It's still nice and the waves are big. There was no confusion as I go daily and there are not to many naked people and if they are they are quite discreet! So Kehena Beach-The nude beach... More
February 7, 2018|
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Response from Greg S | Reviewed this property |
The beach itself is not associated with a town, however, Pahoa, which is a cute, laidback little town with several restaurants and a few shops is only about 20 min north. We went from the beach to Pahoa for dinner, and then... More