Also known as Ku'au Bay, this 100-yard-long white sand beach is located just outside of Paia, a half-mile from the center of town. It has great views, soft sand, and gentle near-shore surf. A protective outer reef break reduces the amount of wave energy that reaches the beach. It has easy parking access , so you can just drive up and have a picnic while enjoying some beach time. Perfect for escaping the hustle-bustle of mid-day Paia.
beach is less busy than other Paia beaches, and easy parking, short walk to the
sand and some tree shade in the morning make it a popular area for families
with small kids and local picnickers. At low tide there's a baby pool protected
by near shore reef on the right end of the beach , and it is a perfect place to
let kids play in the ocean, while staying close. When getting in and out of the water be aware
of the rocky reef in the center of the beach close to shore. The ends of the beach are better points of
Beach is also a favorite access point
for stand-up paddlers and surfers. There is a surf break to the right (facing
the ocean) of the beach further out in the bay.
AT A GLANCE:
swimming, usually less crowded, close to Paia town
AMENITIES: Portable rest
WARNINGS!: No lifeguard,
so please assess surf conditions carefully. Note near-shore rocks and reef in
center of beach. There can be a rip
current at the far left end of the beach during strong winter swells. If in
doubt, ask a local or do not go out if you see no one else entering the water.
From Paia head east on route
36, aka Hana Highway driving for 0.6 miles.
Details:As you pass the Buddhist temple on the left, the road will rise then fall, the turn is on the left at the bottom of the hill just past the "Ocean access" sign.