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Larsens Beach

Larsons Beach from trail

Larsens beach is totally rustic. There are no homes or commercial developments to be seen.  This narrow, sandy beach extends seemingly forever through a very secluded area.  Rolling hills, covered with small trees and scrub form the backdrop.  A protecting reef provides excellent swimming and fishing & snorkeling.  The beach is rocky  in spots, but if you are looking for that ideal place to get away from everything and everyone, Larsens beach may be your place.  

The reef is very close to the shore which means you have to be careful where you swim.  Be sure to note the location of channels entering the ocean as you make your way down; the currents near these channels are often swift and should be avoided.  At the same time this means the whole area is great for snorkeling.  And the 2+ miles is  excellent for beach combing.  You may see 2 or 3 other groups of people in the whole 2 miles expanse;  some may be illegally camping while others may be seeking a quiet  au-natural afternoon getaway.  

Trail Down

East end of Beach

--- None

Walking the middle

--- Relaxing and Sunning
--- Beach Combing
--- Snorkeling

--- Nude Usage Notes
--- Clean -- some driftwood
--- White coarse sand
--- Rocky
--- Parking for 20 cars
--- Small surf
--- No vehicles on beach
--- 1000 feet to next visitor

Grassy area in middle

Directions -- 30 min. 12 miles --
Head east [left] from Princeville on highway 56.  Take Koolau Road as it branches off route 56 near the 20 mile marker [about 8 miles].  Go 1.2 miles on the paved road  miles to a sugar cane road on the left.  You'll immediately have a choice of several roads.  Take the hard left and go 1 mile to the beach parking.   Hike through the gate and down the road for about 1/2 mile until you come to the beach which is on your left.  The path is usually very navigable.  Do not leave valuables in your car.

rocks at west end

from very west end

wild beach

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