Highway 270 , North KohalaHawaii
Located at the very end of Highway 270, Pololu Valley Beach provides an excellent view of the rugged Kohala Mountains and coastline. The small black sand beach can be reached after a strenuous hike from the 400-foot lookout area. Twenty minutes of walking down steep steps lead to the beach area. Swimming and snorkeling is not recommended in this area due to strong currents and high surf conditions. However, the view from the beach is worth the hike.
Small rocky and black sand beach is 400-feet below the lookout.High sea cliffs surround the beach.
Poor swimming and snorkeling
Strenuous hike to beach
Little, roadside parking available
Great views of coastline and mountains
Take Highway 270 east from Kapa'au. The beach is located below the Polulu Lookout at Mile Marker #28 (the second sign!)