Day 2 – Part 2 – The West Coast Of Kohala

Continuing with our day, we headed up Highway 19, passing by Hapuna Beach, a place we would go swimming later on in the week. Our goal was to get to the top to see if we could see Maui from the top of the island on the coast. Continuing past the turn off where Highway 19 heads east to Waimea, we continued up on what was now Highway 270. We pulled over at Lapakahi State Historical Park, one of the last places you can go that is close to the coast and took a few pictures.

From there, we continued up to the top of the island to a place called Hawi, a very beautiful little town. There are shops where you can get many different things, including great ice cream and frozen yogurt.

We also visited at town called Kapaau where we saw a park with a statue of King Kamehameha the Great who was born at the tip of Kohala.

 

After visiting this park, we decided to go to the literal end of the road. Highway 270 comes to an end at the Pololu Valley Lookout where we parked in the very limited parking area to hike down into the Polulu Valley to Polulu Beach, one of the best short hikes on the Big Island…