Hanakapiai Beach

Hanakapiai Beach

Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park, Na Pali Coast, HI

With its name meaning “bay sprinkling food,” the remote Hanakapi’ai Beach on the rugged Na Pali coast sits at the end of the Kalalau Trail, a challeging hike that takes about three hours round trip. Scenic photo opportunities can be found here, but because of the shallow area created by a sandbar, Hanakapi’ai is too dangerous for swimming and even wading due to strong rip currents that have claimed many victims. One-night camping permits can be obtained for this beach.

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