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Relax on Honokōhau Beach, Big Island, Hawaii

Honokōhau Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii is part of Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park. Stretching north from Honokohau Boat Harbor, the striking white coral sand of Honokohau Beach contrasts sharply against the black lava. Numerous sea turtles frequent the beach to feed on the limu (algae) and bask along the shore. An ancient heiau (temple) stands at the end of the beach, as it did in times when Hawaiian settlements thrived in the area. The locals bring their children here to play in the fish trap on the west side of the park. The 'Aiopi'o Fishtrap where reef fish were captured for food. You can access the beach from the visitors center over a rocky trail leading through the lava field with petroglyphs. Or a quicker way is from the marina at the south end.
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