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Laupahoehoe Point Park
* Ocean Park is about 1.2 miles down from the highway.
* Nice scenic drive down from the Hwy.
* Park pavilion and picnic area with drinking water, restrooms.
* Swimming is discouraged as the water is usually very rough.
* Watch the fishermen launch at the public boat ramp.
* Weekdays are usually quiet and uncrowded.
* Great for a picnic lunch and a book.
* Site of the 1946 tidal wave that destroyed the fishing village near shore. Over 150 lives were lost, including over 20 in the small school house near shore.
Memorial to victims of the 1946 Tsunami
There are lots of nice campsites; bathrooms, outdoor showers, and drinking water are available
The drive down from the highway is very scenic. You will also pass by this Buddhist temple dating from the early 1900's.
Camping is allowed at this county park. Permits are available online here and here.
Directions to Laupahoehoe Point Park: near the town of Laupahoehoe, turn off the Belt Rd. (Hwy 19 / Mamalahoa) onto Laupahoehoe Point Rd. Hang a right at the intersection a block off the highway and enjoy the scenic drive down to the point.