About End of the World on Kona & West Island, Hawaii
The End of the World is a public shoreline access along Lekeleke Bay that’s great for walking and catching sunsets.
During periods of high surf people will congregate along the shore to watch the waves crash with large plumes of spray. It’s fun to watch and even feel the saltwater spray if the weather is hot out.
When the surf is not high, locals might be seen cliff jumping on the south end of this bay near Kualanui Point. Don’t try this yourself unless locals can show you how to do it safely.
On the north side of the bay there’s a trail that leads to cool resting spots along the shore and in some trees. However, the prime spot is on the point at the end of the road near the private property gate. This spot has the best vantage point for watching the waves and sunsets. It also has shade trees.
To get to the End of the World, drive south on Alii Highway for about 1.2 miles from Kamehameha III Road in Keauhou. Then turn makai (towards the ocean) on a poorly signed road which is another section of Alii Drive. Park on the shoulder of this road near the end where Keauhou Kainaliu Beach Road branches to the left. This road is gated, but open to the general public if entering on foot. At about 400 yards there’s a spot where it’s easier to get down to the water, but note that currents can be strong in Lekeleke Bay. The lava is very jagged here so be careful as you explore the shore as falling could cause serious cuts and bruises.
Inland from the road there are sacred grounds known as the Lekeleke/Kuamo’o Burial Grounds which you can see from the road but public entrance is not allowed.
- Alii Dr & Keauhou Kainaliu Beach Rd
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
- Other Names
- Lekeleke Bay, Kualanui Point, Kuamoo Point, Kona Point, Maihi Bay, Kuamo'o Bay
- Pet Details
- Dogs allowed on leash
- Free street parking
- Walking, Beach Exploration, Cliff Jumping
- Tide Pools, Trails, Viewpoints
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