Kekaha Beach (this is a dangerous beach for swimming)

May 29, 2019 | General Information

Kekaha Beach is essentially the last portion of the beautiful 12-mile white sand beach that begins at the southern end of the NaPali Cliffs at Polihale and works its way down the coast. Kekaha Beach is a wide swath of white sand beach that extends into the ocean creating in most places a shore-break which can often be very large and powerful. Since this beach is fronting the open ocean it is prone to serious ocean abuse in the form of large waves and an often amazingly fast offshore current. Surfers are particularly fond of this beach when the surf is up and especially at a break called Davidson’s on its southern boundaries but the countless parade of snapped surf boards found here are a testimony to the strength and severity of the waves along the Kekaha Coast.

Kekaha Beach has some Good Amenities
The park area abutting Kekaha Beach is very convenient, being right off the highway, but it also makes the beach less private. The covered picnic table pavilions in the park make it a good choice for a picnic or for watching a sunset. Barbecue stations as well as fish cleaning stations are available and there are a row of portable toilets also. There is very little in the way of shade provided by trees so the pavilions can be “in demand” during the hot sunny days found here. In fact, the sunny weather at Kekaha Beach may actually be its biggest draw, as it is almost always sunny here even when the rest of the island is under a deluge.

Ocean Warning
Be advised that all beaches and ocean locations in Hawaii can be dangerous including this one. Be completely aware of the ocean conditions prior to entering any Hawaiian waters however it is not advised that you enter the water at this location. Also, all shorelines and beaches in Hawaii, including this one, can be frequented by sharks, jellyfish and other sea creatures which can provide potential harm to people entering the water. There are no lifeguard towers at this location.