Laupahoehoe, Big Island

Experience Laupahoehoe’s breathtaking coastline, dramatic lava rock formations, and rich history at Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park and Train Museum.

Laupahoehoe is a Town located in the city of Laupahoehoe on Big Island, Hawaii
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  • Overview: Laupahoehoe, situated on the northeastern coast of the Big Island, Hawaii, is a picturesque village known for its dramatic and scenic coastline. This hidden gem offers visitors a unique experience of Hawaii’s natural beauty and rich history.
  • Highlights: The Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park, with its stunning ocean views and dramatic lava rock formations, is the main attraction that sets Laupahoehoe apart from other sites on the Big Island.
  • Activities: Visitors to Laupahoehoe can explore the lava rock coastline, enjoy a picnic at the beach park, and visit the Laupahoehoe Train Museum to learn about the area’s railway history.
  • Information: Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park is open daily from 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM. There is no entrance fee, but donations are appreciated at the Laupahoehoe Train Museum. The best time to visit Laupahoehoe is during the summer months when the weather is warm and sunny.
  • History & Significance: Laupahoehoe’s history is marked by the tragic 1946 tsunami that claimed many lives in the village. Today, a memorial at Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park honors the victims and serves as a reminder of the power of nature.
  • Tips & Insights: To enhance your visit to Laupahoehoe, be sure to check the surf conditions before exploring the rocky coastline, as waves can be unpredictable. Additionally, consider visiting the nearby Akaka Falls State Park, just a short drive away, for more breathtaking natural beauty.

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