Stretching north from Honokohau Boat Harbor, the striking white coral sand of Honokohau Beach contrasts sharply against the black lava. An ancient heiau (temple) stands at the end of the beach, as it did in times when Hawaiian settlements thrived in the area. In the waters before you lie 'Aiopi'o Fishtrap where reef fish were captured for food. Numerous sea turtles frequent the beach to feed on the limu (algae) and bask along the shore.
Did You Know?
Did you know the game of Konane is similar to checkers in the way the pieces are moved on the game board and similar to chess in that the winner is the player who is able to make the final move. Chiefs would sometimes use the game to settle disputes.