Kamehameha Highway

NileGuide Expert tip:

A great place to stop at while heading to, or leaving the North Shore.


Also known as La`ie beach Park, the locals call it Pounders and no one thinks otherwise. A sandstone cliff adds mystique and a feeling of solitude at the southern (right) end of the beach, and the white sand stretches for a while offering plenty of space for everyone. It's the sometimes pounding waves that gave way to the nickname. The large waves offer good body surfing for those that can handle it, but the waves here can truly pound you, so use good judgement.

Generally better and safer swimming can be found at the northern end of the beach by the old pier posts. If you continue north for a minute, pass the pier posts and you'll find amazingly beautiful tide pools that resemble natural bathtubs. If the tide is high you probably won't see them, and if the waves are big you won't either - and they'll be too dangerous then. But on low tide and calm days, the pools alone make a trip here worth it.

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