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Papohaku Beach, Molokai

Papohaku Beach, Molokai

  • Name: Papohaku Beach
  • What: One of Hawaii’s largest white sand beaches
  • Where: From Maunaloa town, take Kaluakoi Road to the western coast

Visit Papohaku Beach (also known as Three Mile Beach) and discover three miles of soft-sands uninterrupted down Molokai's west end. One of Hawaii's largest white sand beaches at about 100 yards wide, there's plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the “Friendly Island” ambience.

Here you'll find campsites, indoor and outdoor showers, as well as picnic and restroom facilities. What you won't find is a lot of foot traffic. There's plenty of space to enjoy a beautiful view of Oahu. Over the Kaiwi Channel, just past Leahi (Diamond Head), is Waikiki, which actually took sand from Papohaku years ago to help build up its own shores.

Note that during the winter months, it is best to avoid any dangerous shore break. Please heed all posted safety signs on the beach.