About Okoe Bay Beach on Kona & West Island, Hawaii
Okoe Bay Beach is a small black sand beach located south of Miloli’i Beach Park. It’s only accessible as a day hike, so if you want to go there, you need to get an early start on the day.
The hike to Okoe Bay requires first hiking to Honomalino Bay Beach which is about 3/4 of a mile from the trailhead at Milolii Beach Park. From Honomalino Beach it’s another 1.6 mile hike each way on a trail across a hot lava field. Budget enough time to get back to the trailhead during daylight hours.
If you have time, there are even more sandy beaches to discover. The first one, Oea Bay Beach, is about 2/3 mile south (keep following the trail). The next one is just 300 yards farther on the shore of another small bay called Kapua Bay. All of these trails are part of the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail which connects the northern and southern tips of the Big Island on the Kona (west) side.
Along the way and especially near Okoe Bay and Kapua Bay you might encounter historical sites. If you see any rock piles or rock walls, do not disturb them. Also if you find sea turtles or Hawaiian monk seals stay back and give them a lot of space.
If you plan a trip to Okoe Bay, be sure to pack all the food and drinks you’ll need for the day as the water at Milolii Park is not drinkable and there are no services in this subdivision.
Camp spots are available at Milolii Beach Park if you want to stay there and get an early start on your trip to Okoe Bay. They need to be reserved online ahead of time via the county website. Camping is not allowed at Honomalino or Okoe Bays.
- 89-1151 Government Rd
Captain Cook, HI 96704
- Pet Details
- No dogs allowed at Milolii Park
- Free parking at trailhead
- Hiking, Beach Exploration
- Trails, Historical Sites, No Facilities
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