MOLOKAI BEACHES – Central Molokai Near Kaunakakai
Number 2 Discussing the beaches one can visit near Kaunakakai in the central part of the island.
For central beaches, take Kamehameha V Highway (450) east from Kaunakakai to about mile 3.3, Where you’ll encounter One Ali’i Beach Park. Continue east on the highway to reach Kakahai’a Park and Kamalo Beach at mile marker 10.
One Ali’i Beach Park
Description: Long, flat beach, nice sand.
Cautions: Safe wading anytime. Great for small children. too shallow for swimming
Facilities: Restrooms and showers, Pavillion and fresh water.
Location: Follow Kam V Highway to about mile 3.3, turn into driveway and park near the pavilion. One of 2 parks that allow overnight camping. Get permits from Parks Department.
Kakahai’a Beach Park
Description: A roadside picnic area with narrow beach.
Cautions: Safe wading year round. Too shallow to swim.
Location: Follow Kam V Highway east to mile 5.4.
Kamalo Wharf Beach
Description: Nice beach at the old Kamalo Wharf site.
Cautions: Usually safe for wading/swimming year round..
Location: Follow Kam V Highway east to mile 10.1. The highway makes a 90 degree turn mauka (toward mountain). Just opposite on the makai side is a short dirt drive into the beach area.