Gillin's Beach reviews
This is like the Road to Hana, where getting there is the experience. We hiked 6 miles round trip on the Mahaulepu Heritage Trail from Shipwreck Beach, over the Makawehi Lithified Cliffs, around the.... more »
WOW, can't say enough about this gorgeous stretch of beach! Our group was fortunate to be able to stay at Gillin's Beach House and it couldn't have been a more perfect piece of paradise. The roads..... more »
I attempted to go to this beach. However, on the way an extremely rude older man blocked our path by lying and saying it was a private road. There are no signs to indicate this and I later verified this iswas a public road. This was clearly an extremely rude local trying to prevent tourists from accessing the beach. This man stood in the center of the road and refused to answer any questions or communicate in any way. Quite disappointing to come all this way and be blocked by a bitter and sad old man.
As long as you get there before 6pm and leave by 6pm, this beach should be accessible- the access crosses private land and it seems they close it at 6pm and will then tow you if you aren't out. However I just visited it, May 23rd, 2019 around 1pm and we had no problem getting to it. The review below is accurate though, you need to go the way she describes, and the road is extremely rocky and pot-holed for like 3/4 mile before you reach the parking area for the beach. You will be rewarded with a mostly empty beach :)
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