Pohoiki, It’s Great for Boat Launching, Awesome Surfing, & More

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What would the Big Island of Hawaii be without a beach park that has a boat launch, surfing, snorkeling, and so much more? Although there are a few places like this on the Big Island, there is one that stands out above the rest. That would be Pohoiki or Isaac Hale Beach Park.

Isaac Hale Beach Park, AKA Pohoiki, is an oceanfront park, boat launch and surf location along Pohoiki Bay in the Puna district of the Big Island of Hawaii.

Visiting Pohoiki for Lots of Fun

Isaac Hale Beach Park, AKA Pohoiki, is an oceanfront park, boat launch and surf location along Pohoiki Bay in the Puna district of the Big Island of Hawaii.

Isaac Hale Beach Park, AKA Pohoiki, is an oceanfront park, boat launch and surf location along Pohoiki Bay in the Puna district of the Big Island of Hawaii.
Fishing at Isaac Hale Beach Park

Pohoiki is one of only a few places in the southeast shores of Hawaii that allows for such fun. There was some renovation done in 2006, that included some expansion and modernization. But don’t let the beauty of the ocean fool you. It is known for some strong currents. There is said to be some good snorkeling, but due to the currents, it is not ideal.

Isaac Hale Beach Park, AKA Pohoiki, is an oceanfront park, boat launch and surf location along Pohoiki Bay in the Puna district of the Big Island of Hawaii.
Surfing at Isaac Hale Beach Park
Isaac Hale Beach Park, AKA Pohoiki, is an oceanfront park, boat launch and surf location along Pohoiki Bay in the Puna district of the Big Island of Hawaii.
Body boarding at Isaac Hale Beach Park

A little history lesson for you!

The park is named in honor of Private Isaac K. Hale. During the Korean War, Hale served in the United States Army’s 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was killed in action north of the 38th parallel on July 12, 1951.

Isaac Hale Beach Park, AKA Pohoiki, is an oceanfront park, boat launch and surf location along Pohoiki Bay in the Puna district of the Big Island of Hawaii.
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Isaac Hale Beach Park, AKA Pohoiki, is an oceanfront park, boat launch and surf location along Pohoiki Bay in the Puna district of the Big Island of Hawaii.
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The things to do here are endless, and you can spend the entire day at the park. Bring a cooler of food and have a picnic or even a BBQ! Although there is a life guard on duty, limited time, be sure to be careful while out in the water. There is even a new playground area for the little ones to play at so they can have a lot of fun too.

 

Looking for something else to do while you are in Pahoa? How about visiting Lava Tree park?

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