Palauea Beach to Haloa Point and Poolenalena Beach Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Palauea Beach is a beautiful, undeveloped white sand beach backed by a forest of kiawe. The beach is bordered to the north by Polo Beach and to the south by Haloa Point. The wide promontory has an ancient Hawaiian fisherman ’s shrine (heiau) overlooking the ocean. From the stone-enclosed heiau, the footpath descends into Poolenalena Beach, a wide, half-mile long, undeveloped white sand beach. The beach is divided by several rocky lava points.
Walk through one of the many openings in the fence, entering the shady kiawe grove behind the sandy beach. Bear left, heading south on the beach strand or through the forested paths along the back side of the beach. Various interconnecting paths climb onto Haloa Point, requiring some rock scrambling. Pass Koa, an ancient Hawaiian fishing shrine overlooking the ocean."