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How to make a splash in la'ie

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With six amazing beaches, there's something for everyone.

The best vacation experiences are those that seem like they were made just for you. So, if you want to really connect with Hawaii on a personal level, the beaches of La’ie are waiting for you. There aren’t huge crowds. No mega resorts tower in the background. Instead, you just have the pure beauty of surf, sand, and solitude.

Want to surf, kayak, snorkel, or try stand-up paddle boarding? You can purchase fins, snorkels and “body” boards at nearby stores — or get rentals from local outfitters, like North Shore Explorers. If you want someone to show you how to do it, lessons are available from a handful of experienced local experts. If you want to camp somewhere quiet, shady, and perfect, several beach parks fit the bill. After dark, you can even grab a flashlight and chase down darting crabs in the moonlight. Whatever you choose, you’ll feel like you have the whole ocean to yourself.

Relaxation. Excitement. Reflection. Find it all in the waters of La’ie.


There’s nothing like getting your feet wet in the beautiful, uncrowded waters of La’ie, where many beaches are ideal for ocean swimming.


If you really want to get beneath the surface during your time in La’ie, all you need is a snorkel and some calm waters to see the reefs and interesting rock formations along the coast

After dark crab-catching

When the sun goes down, the fun starts up for adventurous crab hunters. Grab a flashlight and head to one of our designated crab-catching beaches and look for some shining eyes to chase down.


Want to ride the waves, but don’t want any equipment to slow you down? Let your body be the board, with several popular bodysurfing beaches in La’ie.


If surfing seems just a bit too upright for you, La’ie has tons of local spots where you can belly-up to some sweet waves for some bodyboarding action.

Stand-up paddle boarding

You might not be able to walk on water, but this is the next best thing. Rentals are available at North Shore Explorers.


If you want to explore the coast in a way that takes you beyond the beach, sea kayaks can be rented from North Shore Explorers.


Experienced surfers can find some rewarding breaks in La’ie, but beginners have some options, too, thanks to the friendly teachers at Mike’s Surf School.

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Learn more about La'ie beaches

Mikes Surf School
Mikes Surf School

Hukilau Beach
55-699 Kamehameha Hwy
La'ie, HI 96762


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