Located in the 'Ahihi Kina'u Natural Area Reserve, this bay is highly protected by Hawaiian state law.
The entrance to the water is very rocky but one you make it to the water's edge, the snorkeling can be excellent during calm seas.
Several trails inland traverse through the area which is covered in rough lava from the last eruption of Haleakala in 1790.
King's Highway, an ancient Hawaiian footpath, continues from the bay toward Cape Hanamanioa . There are no lifeguards or restroom facilities at this bay, but is a small parking lot for public use.
Monitor ocean conditions closely. Strong currents and surf possible. Obey all postings and warnings. This is a protected nature reserve.