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Kalihiwai Beach


Description
---  Kalihiwai Beach is a small quiet  beach in a nice semicircle cove bounded by sheer rock on one side and a rolling green hill on the other side.  The picturesque setting includes the clear freshwater Kalihiwai River which has carved a large lagoon   Swimming is fine and surf remains low most of the year.  The waves rise very slowly and break in long even crests over  the sloping sandy bottom.  Wave jumping, boogie boarding, and body surfing are excellent. The beach is fine sand a little colored from river silt.  Little children love to splash in the Kalihiwai river lagoon.  Older kids enjoy a rope swing with it's drop into the blue pacific.  Kayak trips are often arranged upriver to visit several water falls.

The Kalihiwai Road used to cross the river and rejoin Highway 56.   But a devastating tidal wave destroyed the bridge in 1946, and it has never been rebuilt.


Rope swing over quiet lagoon
Facilities
--- Rope Swing
--- Picnic Tables
--- Good parking
--- Convenience store about 1-4  miles away in Anini
Condition
--- Sand is rather dirty due to river silt
--- Shady Parking, big trees
--- Small to no surf
--- Vehicles on beach
--- 100 feet to next visitor

Locals bring their 4WD on the beach
Activities
--- Swimming [when surf is low]
--- Boogie boarding and/or Body surfing
--- Kayaking
--- Walking / Running
--- Beach Driving [4WD]

Scenic Beach
Directions -- 10 min 3 miles from Cliffs Resort --
Lagoon Side  ---
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Head east [left] out of Princeville on Highway 56.  Turn north [left] on the 1st Kalihiwai Road junction at mile post 25.5.   Bear right on Kalihiwai Road  where Anini Road veers to the left at about .25 mile.  Follow Kalihiwai Road as it twists and turns down to the beach.  
Beach Side  --- Head east [left] out of Princeville on Highway 56.  Turn north [left] on the 2nd Kalihiwai Road junction at mile post 24 after going over the big bridge over Kalihiwai Stream.   Stay on Kalihiwai Road past the Secret Beach turnoff for 1.2 miles until it ends.  

Large Shade Trees
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