Kepuhi Travel Guide
Though you wouldn't know it with all the snow and ice in the Northeastern US, this week marks the beginning of spring. Spring break, beach season and the imminent start of summer are just around the corner. If April is the new June, we better get you prepped early, so this week we'll be looking at the sandy strands that while beautiful, should come with a warning label. Know about a Killer Beach we haven't mentioned? Help your fellow beach goers out and adventure seekers out--let us know about it.
Papohaku Beach Park :: Map
Hawaii fans love Molokai for its sleepy atmosphere, but Papohaku Beach Park may be a little too sleepy. This stunningly beautiful beach is so isolated that you may even have the sand to yourself--not even lifeguards patrol the three-mile-long beach. Normally, we're all for deserted Pacific beaches, but at Papohaku you may find yourself in trouble.
We're not just talking about the winds that whip off the ocean, spraying sand into innocent beach-goers' eyes. The waves get ripping during a good part of the year, making for tough swimming. Depending on when you take that spring break, you may find yourself fighting some serious swell with no one around to play Lt. Mitch Buchannon for you. Make sure you've got swimming chops before diving in--Papohaku's deserted beauty can be deceiving.
How to get there:
On Molokai, from the airport, take the MaunaLoa Highway (460 West) to Kaluako'i Road. The beach is at Mile 14.9, Kaluako'i Road.
There is one parking lot with unmarked spaces. Public restrooms, indoor showers and changing rooms are also available.
· Official Site [Maui County]