Kaakaaniu “Larsen’s” Beach Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Kaakaaniu Beach, known locally as Larsen’s Beach, is a long, narrow beach between Kulikoa and Ka Lae Amana Points. The secluded beach sits at the base of low rolling hills and is backed by sand dunes with small trees, scrub and walking paths. A gently sloping path leads down from the bluffs to the beach. There are several rustic shacks used by local fisherman. Larsen’s beach is an excellent snorkeling site with clear, shallow water and a wide fringing reef.
Walk through the beach access gate, and follow the wide dirt path 200 feet above the ocean. The path curves northwest, gradually descending towards the beach to a trail fork. The right fork drops down to the beach—our return route. Continue straight on the left fork, following the rolling hillsides parallel to the coastline. At 0.6 miles, the path ends at a fenced property line just shy of Pakala Point, a low rocky point. Take an access route to the shoreline, and head back along the sand."