Kauapea Beach
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Why Secret Beach is a Secret
After a few wrong turns, and a steep hike down an overgrown trail, you find yourself on a wide expanse of fine, yellowed sand. A couple of houses sit on the bluff you've just descended from with awesome views of the Pacific Ocean and the fierce tumbling waves striking the declined embankment of the beach. This is not a family beach, after reading the posted sign which stated how many drownings and near drownings have occurred at this particular location and viewing the literal pounding of water against sand, I wouldn't let my son near the surf. So he sat on the soft but hot sand and glared at his father who bobbed precariously in the waves while the ocean had it's way with him. This beach is definitely worth the effort as it's beauty is beyond beautiful, and if you're a strong swimmer and familiar with the ocean then maybe a swim too.
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Original mauna kea beach hotel