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Papohaku Beach

Three Miles of Golden Sand

I spent a week camping on Moloka'i, the first few nights I spent at Papohaku Beach before moving to Ali'i beach near Moloka'i's "town" of Kaunakakai. Papohaku is the longest beach in Hawai'i, stretching 3 miles of fine golden sand. While it's a bit too windy there to really sunbathe (unless you like exfoliating with a mixture of sunscreen and ground glass) it's a lovely beach to walk along, collecting shells, or admiring the sunsets.



Looking south along Papohaku
Papohaku Beach, Moloka'i (May 5th, '08)



The beautiful sands of Hawai'i's longest beach
Papohaku Beach, Hawai'i (May 5th, '08)



Sunset over Papohaku
Papohaku Beach, Moloka'i (May 5th, '08)

A little farther north along Moloka'i's western shore is Kepuhi Beach which rests in front of a posh resort and golf course. You get great views of the length of Papohaku Beach from Kepuhi, and there are lots of interesting tidepools to explore if you turn to your right after reaching the shore.



Lava arch at Kepuhi Beach Resort
West Coast, Moloka'i (May 11th, '08)



Kepuhi Beach
West Coast, Moloka'i (May 11th, '08)



View of Papohaku Beach from Kepuhi Beach
West Coast, Moloka'i (May 11th, '08)

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