One Ali’i Beach Park Molokai
For those of you who wonder what Hawaiian beaches looked like before the rise of tourism in Hawaii, look no further than One Ali’i Beach Park. It’s a remote, natural, and somewhat wild Hawaiian beach. Palm trees and grass grow near the shoreline where you’ll also find very fine, dark gold sand mixed with some natural debris. The ocean here is clean and tropical in temperature, but murky and rough much of the time. If you’re going to swim, please do so with care, although you can still enjoy the water without swimming since the ocean floor is shallow here.
This is a wonderful beach for bird watchers. Many varieties of Hawaiian birds congregate at One Ali’i Beach Park. Kite flying is another good activity because it’s frequently windy at the beach. There are also grills available, so you may enjoy bringing a picnic and spending the day relaxing in this beautiful tropical setting.
- Swimming – Limited due to shallow, rocky ocean floor directly off the beach.
- Bird watching
- Kite flying
- Public bathrooms – Yes.
- Showers – Yes.
- Parking – Yes.
- Food – No.
- Lifeguard – No.
- Dogs allowed on the beach – Yes, as long as it is on a leash and a human holds the leash at all times.
None at the beach.
Molokai Outdoor Activities in Kaunakakai (http://www.molokai-outdoors.com/index.html) rents kayaks, bikes, snorkel gear, boogie boards, surfboards, tennis rackets, and children’s accessories.
One Ali’i Beach Park is located on 450 E. Kamehameha V Hwy, Kaunakakai, Hawaii 96748. To get to One Ali’i Beach Park, take Highway 450 east from Kaunakakai until you reach Mile Marker 4.
Many thanks to Susan for her review of One Ali’i Beach Park.
To many joyful beach experiences!
— Lisa Dworkin