Coastal areas along the island of Hawai`i are subject to seasonal high surf. During periods of high surf, strong currents may run along the shoreline. These currents may create hazardous conditions, making the ocean unsafe for swimming. For a number of the access ways listed in this guide, access to the ocean is over rocks and other hazardous terrain. Wave activity can make getting in and out of the water difficult due to dangerous shorebreaks and slippery rocks, therefore please proceed with caution.
- Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park (County) – Large grass play field, rocky shoreline and small boat ramp. Fishing, kayaking, sailing and picnicking. Camping by permit only. Parking, picnic pavilions with electricity and barbeque pits. Hazardous currents, waves, and boat traffic. More information is available at the County of Hawai`i Department of Parks and Recreation website or call (808) 961-8311.