Softest White Sand at Secluded Makalawena Beach

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I was so totally wiped out from a day in the sun yesterday that the best I could do was post photos, watch an episode of Broad City and crash. Because I finally made the journey to Makalawena Beach. First, if you don't have an SUV, you have to walk about 2 1/2 miles. However, I have a Forester, so we drove about half of that distance due to the parking lot. I hear there is another road that would let us drive all the way to the beach, but it's not through Kekaha Kai State Park.

Also, I should note that when I earlier looked at Trip Advisor for Makalawena Beach reviews, it is apparent many of those people never really reached this beach. Since they were tourists, they did not know how many beaches there are at this location nor where to find them. A lot of them never got further than the beach off the parking lot, Mahai'lua.

Once we arrived at the parking lot, we journeyed down another path until we reached the the part of Mahai'lua Beach where the monk seals often show up. Hung a right, past the red house and down a path mixed with sand and sea vegetation. I started to think, hey, this is not so bad. Where the heck is the lava?

But we found the lava soon enough. There are lava pools along the way but goats frequent those so did not seem like a good body of water to soak in. Too much bacteria, and that's a real health concern on Big Island. I had imagined we would be walking on huge chunks of overturned lava on an unmarked path. It wasn't that bad really, although I didn't manage to shoot any photos of that lava path, darn it. The lava rocks were maybe 2 inches in diameter. Still, not easy walking on.

And wait until you see the pufferfish and hear what happened to it. You can read more and see about 15 photographs in my personal blog today at this link: Photos from Makalawena Beach on Big Island.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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