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near Anahola, Hawaii (United States)
Moloa'a Bay is a picturesque and great beach to visit when the ocean is calm and winds are light, particularly during the summer months. Both the east and west sections of Moloaa Bay have small but good snorkeling areas.
Along with the sun and surf it has a nice beach path toward the north. It winds along the oceans edge for about a half a mile. At the end of the trail is a coral reef and rock outcropping. There were lots of green sea turtles at the coral outcrop. The trail dead ends into the nature conservatory, which is off limits. In the winter time the path is a fantastic place to watch whales. You can actually do the path in flip-flops so take off and enjoy.
The path at the southeast end of the bay is lined with lava boulders. You spend a lot of time hopping from one bolder to the next and the view at the end is just more shoreline and boulders. Don’t miss the northern end, it is very nice.
To reach Moloaa Bay turn off 56 at mile marker 20 at Kolaa Rd. It will wind around to Moloaa Rd and drive to the small parking area near the beach. The beach path is at the far northern end (left side as approaching for the road)
Parking is very limited and may be an issue on weekends, but the beach is quiet during the week. A couple episodes of the TV show Gilligan's Island were filled here.
There are no facilities at Moloa'a.
The setting is rustic and undisturbed and you will certainly appreciate the natural beauty at Moloa'a.
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