Makalewena Beach

MODERATE 6 reviews

Makalewena Beach is a 3.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Kailua Kona, HI that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.9 miles 0 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips


trail running


horseback riding



wild flowers



4 months ago

Beautiful beach. Hike was hot but worth it.

6 months ago

Beautiful beach. Hike was hot but worth it. Be careful of the strong current and large waves.

7 months ago

1 year ago

It was a nice easy hike. we went early, cause there s all lava rocks at first, and no trees, so it is really hot. When you get to the beach, the contrast between the rocks and the sand is amazing. We took lunch, made a picnic, spend the day on the beach, really calm blue water, you can snorkel too. And then, before 6, that s when the gate closes, we went Back. Awsome day!! Excelent landscape for pictures.

1 year ago

it was a nice hike out and back...the trail over the lave was a little rough. could not believe the people trying it in shower shoes. if you take this walk wear shoes for walking you can take them off once you get in the sand.....

2 years ago

This was an amazing beach to walk to. It is a bit longer than you would expect and my wife and I would suggest hiking it in shoes. Most of the path is not bad but there was a good stretch where you are walking on a lava trail. we did it in flip flops and it could be a recipe for a bloody toe if you were to slip. Go early and get a good spot as it seemed many people showed up after 11-12 ish. Park right next to the gate it will save you a few hundred feet or so. Have fun and pack out what you pack in :)