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Mahaulepu Beach, Poipu

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Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Māhāʻulepū Beach is a beach on the southeast coast of the Hawaiian island of Kauai. It is two miles (3.2 km) long and goes from Punahoa point to Paʻoʻo point. The beach is separated into three different parts: Gillin's Beach, Kawailoa Bay, and Hāʻula Beach. Gillin's Beach, the center section, is known for petroglyphs that are carved into the rocks, though they are rarely exposed. Fossils of extinct birds have been found in sand dunes along the shoreline, including the Kauaʻi Stilt-owl (Grallistrix auceps), a flightless rail, and three species of goose. Close to the beach is the paleontologically important Makauwahi Cave.
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  • After going down the dirt road we came to the a gate that was locked and you could only go to the stables. Didn't get to the beach because of this. Maybe if you go to the stables you can get there.....  more »
  • hubs and i walked this shore each morning - i could stay there all day. i actually have this similiar photo as a screen saver at work - torture... :)  more »
  • We've just been there today. The road is quit bad but the beach is beautiful and so is the surrounding scenery
  • 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.

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