Honokohau Harbor Beach
Ala Kahakai, Kalaoa, Big Island, Hawaii

Before Honokohau Beach became a modern-day snorkelers paradise, this calm stretch of shore (sheltered from battering waves from an offshore reef) was an ancient dwelling place for several hundred indigenous islanders. Thankfully, a lot of fascinating prehistoric artifacts still remain—like religious temples, burial sites, longhouse platforms, manmade fish ponds, rock carvings and other supercool stuff of archeological interest. Make sure to follow the trail and take a dip in the lava rock pool (a.k.a. Queen’s Bath) which is constantly filled by a mountain spring. Also of interest (if you’re into this sort of thing): the north end of the beach is clothing optional and a quite popular sunbathing spot among the gay community.

Big Island, Hawaii Tourist Attractions
Akaka Falls
Anaehoomalu Bay
Anna Ranch Heritage Center
Dolphin Quest
Giant Cowboy Boot
Hapuna Beach
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Historic Kailua Village
Honokohau Harbor Beach
Hulihee Palace
Kahaluu Beach Park
Kamaee Falls
Kaumana Caves
Kehena Black Sand Beach
Kekaha Kai State Park
Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Laupahoehoe Train Museum
Lava Covered Road
Leleiwi Beach Park
Liliuokalani Gardens
Lyman Museum
Mauna Kea Beach
Mauna Kea Summit
Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Visitor Center
Nani Mau Gardens
Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm
Pacific Tsunami Museum
Palace Theatre
Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens
Papakolea Green Sand Beach
Pololu Valley Lookout
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau
Pua Mau Place
Punaluu Black Sand Beach

Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site
Rainbow Falls
Sadie Seymour Botanical Garden
Star of the Sea Painted Church
Steamvent Guesthouse
Thomas A. Jaggar Museum
Thurston Lava Tube
Tiny St. Peter's Catholic Church
Turtles at Honaunau Bay
Umauma Falls
Volcanoes National Park
Waikaumalo Park
Waikola Petroglyph Preserve
Waipio Valley Lookout
White Sands Beach
Wood Valley Temple
World Botanical Gardens

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