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Hale O Lono Beach

Hale O Lono
This Maui beach is popular among fisherman

This small, south Molokai beach is popular among fisherman though is not great for snorkeling or swimming beach because the seafloor is somewhat rocky. The beach is long and narrow. Located nearby is Hale O Lono Harbor which is the starting point of the annual Molokai to Oahu Outrigger Canoe Race.

Great For

Fishing, whale watching, surfing, swimming, and relaxing.


During the winter months, this is a great beach for spotting humpback whales breaching offshore or blowing up v-shaped spouts of misty spray.

Need to Know

The ancient heiau (sacred place) called Hale O Lono gives this area its name. The heiau was built in ancient times and honors the Hawaiian god Lono who is the god of fertility and agriculture.






To get to Hale O Lono Beach follow Hwy. 460 toward Maunaloa and when you come to the sharp curve at the pineapple exhibit go right toward the dirt road that is located just past Mokio Street. Follow the road south to where it branches and then go left where you will see the beach park.