Makalewena Beach

MODERATE 20 reviews

Makalewena Beach is a 3.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Kailua Kona, Hawaii 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



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6 months ago

Beautiful beach, flat walk across lots of medium rocks so watch your step

6 months ago

sea kayaking
7 months ago

Great spot to go snorkeling! Had a sea turtle swim up to me and lots of exotic fish! However, the road to get here is a little bumpy, lots of potholes so drive with caution. It's a mile and half long but doable in a car like a Ford Focus and similar models. Pristine beach, white sand, blue/clear water! Also great for sea kayaking too!

8 months ago

8 months ago

Easy trail. Little long, dirt/rocky trail-- totally worth it, BEAUTIFUL beach. White sand and blue water

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10 months ago

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Friday, December 02, 2016

Loved walking around and taking in the scenery. It's a bit of a hassle to get to since you have to drive through a lava field with a road that is kind of bad. I suggest having a truck or SUV.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Beautiful beach. Hike was hot but worth it.

Monday, April 11, 2016

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

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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.

Friday, August 21, 2015

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.....

Saturday, April 05, 2014

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 :)