Hulopo'e Bay Beach (Hulopoe)
Considered one of the best beaches not only in the state of Hawaii but also the entire United States, Hulopoe Bay Beach consists of a beautiful arc of richly coloured sand. This drifts towards sparkling Pacific waters, while being backed onto by areas of native flora containing few manmade structures.
During the summer months, Hulopo’e's shallows are a prime swimming spot, although the seabed quickly drops off. Snorkelling is also possible thanks to the clarity of the water of this protected marine reserve. Parrotfish, goatfish, and several species of tang all inhabit the coral reef system. Boats are banned from anchoring in the bay to help protect it.
In the winter, swimmers give way to surfers, although it’s still possible to enjoy the natural tidal pools carved out of lava rock at the eastern end of the beach. Winter is also the time to see humpback whales, while spinner dolphins can be seen throughout the year playing in the waves alongside endangered sea turtles.
Hulopo’e Bay Beach has basic amenities such as toilets and public showers, as well as barbeque grills and picnic tables. There is however, no lifeguard service.
Also known as:
- Diving & snorkelling
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