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Beaches in Naalehu

South Point

South Point is the southernmost point of the Big Island, the state of Hawaii, and even the United States....

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Kawa Bay Beach

Kawa Bay Beach and 234 acres of land behind it are now public property. The state and Hawaii County...

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Kamilo Beach

Kamilo Beach is a narrow sandy beach located on the eastern face of South Point, the southernmost point of...

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About Naalehu

Na'alehu is a thriving little town located in the heart of the southern region of the Big Island known as Ka'u. It has shops, a grocery, restaurants, a bake shop, coffee houses, and a gas station. If you happen to be there on a Wednesday or Saturday morning, you should stop into the Kau Farmers Market for local goodies. Not far from Naalehu is a major landmark called South Point. There you'll find the southernmost patch of land in the USA. It's also considered the landing point for the first Polynesians who arrived in Hawaii and you'll find a heiau and other clues to early settlements there. The well-known Green Sand Beach is a couple miles from South Point via rutted roads that are better to walk than drive. Whittington Beach Park is nearby Naalehu and has easy access. It's a great park for picnicking and exploring the shore, but there is no sandy beach. If you want a sand, walk into Kawa Bay Beach or drive to Punaluu Black Sand Beach. Naalehu is a great stopping point if you are passing through the southern part of the Big Island and it's diverse beaches make it worth spending more time there.