Laupahoehoe Beach Park is located along the Hamakua Heritage Coast of the Big Island of Hawai’i. This site was once home to the east side of the islands other deep water channel, where the army corps of engineers constructed a sea wall and boat ramp.
This dense jungle beach park is great for family gatherings, festivals and relaxing meditation. Camping is allowed on site. You can sign up online here.
On April 1, 1946 the Big Island of Hawaii was struck by the so-called “April Fools Day tsunami”, originating from the Aleutian Islands earthquake. Approximately 160 people on the island were killed. While the greatest number of deaths occurred in Hilo, the school building at Laupāhoehoe was inundated, and twenty students and four teachers were drowned. A monument to the dead now stands on Laupāhoehoe Point.