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Kaloko Point is a historical area within the Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park where visitors can see a fishpond that has been restored, along with archeological ruins.

Sitting at the historic park's northern coastal point, one of the primary features in the area is a fishpond, constructed and used by Hawaiians who used the freshwater springs in the area to raise mullet and other fish. A rock wall 1/8th mile in length that separates the freshwater ponds from the ocean has been rebuilt by the park using a traditional method that employs 'listening to the stones' to find where they fit, forming a seawall without the use of any cement or mechanically shaped stones. Visitors are able to walk on a near section of the wall.

Also in the area are picnic benches in a shady grove beside the sea. The ocean here rolls up against a flat rocky shelf, making it not a great beach for those looking to lay out or wade into the water. (Honokohau Beach at the south end of the historic park is a great option for these.)

A portion of the Ala Kahakai Trail, a historic 175 mile path tracing the coast of the Big Island, passes through the historic park, allowing visitors to walk the path to other areas in the park. 

The area also has a few archeological ruins scattered throughout. 

Access to Kaloko Point is down a rough gravel road. 2WD vehicles may be able to make it if they drive slow, though it might also be safer to pull over where the road gets rutted and walk, or to hike over from the park visitors center.

There is no fee to visit Kaloko Point or anywhere in the Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park. The park is open daily from 8:30 am to 4pm. Fishing is allowed in the fishpond in designated areas, however swimming is not permitted.


Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)




Parking Pass


Open Year-round



Picnicking area. Variety of features.


Not a great swimming beach.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed


ADA accessible
Vault toilet
Picnic tables
Family friendly
Historically significant



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