Hidden behind the Kohanaiki golf course development, 2 miles north of the main entrance to Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park off Highway 19, the 11/2 miles of shoreline here include a white-sand beach on a reef- and rock-lined bay that’s home to a popular surf break called Pine Trees. Paddlers, snorkelers, and fishermen also flock to the rugged coastline, which officially became a county park in 2013, after years of negotiations with various stakeholders. The new status means improved access and parking, restrooms, showers, designated campgrounds, and a halau (covered pavilion) for cultural practices. From Highway 19 and Palani Road in Kailua-Kona, take the highway 4 3/4 miles north, turn left at the entrance to Kohanaiki and take the next right for beach access. It’s open daily from 5:30am to 9pm (no camping Tues–Wed).

Off Hwy 19.