Ha'ena State Park

Ha’ena State Park is one of the most popular beaches on the ancient Hawaiian island Kaua’i. This park is located in the north of Kaua’i and is sometimes referred to as the “end of the road." The reason for this nickname comes from the fact that this park is located at the end of the Kuhio Highway.

There are many interesting things for visitors to do here, including hiking, swimming, and even shore fishing. History buffs and archeologist enthusiasts especially love visiting Ha’ena State Park because of all the cave drawings located here. Some of these cave drawings actually go back 4,000 years and experts believe that the hula dance originated in this area due to the cave scrawls they found here. There’s also an indication that ancient Hawaiians worshiped the volcano goddess Pele in these caves.

If you aren’t interested in the history, you can just take a long walk along these stunning waters or sit down for a picnic on one of the park benches. One of the most popular trails in the area is the Kalalau Trail, which was first built in the 1800s and is approximately 11 miles long. Park officials recommend arriving at this park early to ensure you get a good parking spot.