My 2014 Retirement Trip Hawaii travel blog

Wai'anapanapa State Park - mile marker 32

Loop Trail to cave

Swimming hole in cave - this is fresh water - by legend...

Continuing on the cave trail loop

One of the Beaches at Wai'anapanapa State Park

Many things to do at the Wai'anapanapa State Park

At high tide there is a blow hole here. Even without the...

Rock arches

Sandy Beach - rather rocky but it is nice to relax in...

Black Hawaiian Noddies - nest on inaccessible sea cliffs away from predators


I had a lot of fun here at the Waianapanapa State Park. I could have spent much more time here. It had several hiking trails. One trail was a half mile loop that went to two caves with fresh water pools. It had a sandy beach, rocky ledges, bird watching and most importantly, a nice bathroom. It also had a shower to clean off the sand from the beach. There was plenty of parking here.

There is a story about the Pools at the Caves. Supposedly a princess was killed there and the pools turn red once a year to commemorate that. Actually the water turns red because baby shrimp hatching at the same time each year create that phenomenon.



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