Eternity Beach and Halona Blowhole
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Eternity Beach is a cove of pale yellow sand and blue-green water, accessed from the road by a steep, slippery path. Swimming at Eternity Beach can make you feel like an animal in a zoo enclosure because tour buses stop to see the blowhole and tourists peer down at you. But if you can ignore that, you can have a fantastic swim in the rough, churning waters. Black rock cliffs loom above you as you swim, and large waves swish you toward the sand. It's a wildly bouncy and refreshing swim! There isn't much space to swim- you have to squeeze between a cave and some rocks (careful of your knees!), on the spot where they kissed in the movie "From Here To Eternity." Watch the movie- it's an amazing love scene!
Kids can play in the tidepools on the east side of the beach. There's not much shade, except up against the rock cliff at certain times of day.
Photographers will love Eternity Beach because of the ocean's two distinct shades here, bright blue-green in the cove and deep inky blue out at sea. It makes for a unique shot.
Halona Blowhole, on the other side of the parking lot, is a fun place to watch the ocean shoot up in a thin tall vertical spray through a blowhole. Lots of tourists leave cigarette butts which takes away from the beauty. Make sure you're not one of them!
Continue northeast up the coast and you will come to some incredible vistas and beaches: the dangerous shorebreak at yellow Sandy Beach; then a breathtaking view as you round the bend to Makapuu Beach; tiny, bouncy waves in the rockpools at Baby Makapuu Beach; then Waimanalo Beach, a white-sand beach with glorious gem-colored water.
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There is a large parking lot with a sign "Halona Blowhole Lookout" just off of Kalanianole Hwy, where many tour buses pull in. Eternity Beach is on the west end of the parking lot. The blowhole is on the east end. Views of Sandy Beach are on the east end. It is the first parking lot after Sandy Beach, if you are heading west. If you're heading east from Waikiki, there are several pull-offs between Hanauma Bay and Sandy Beach- it's the largest one and the last one before Sandy Beach.
There are no restrooms or showers.
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Overall Visitor Rating:
|Best beach ever. I used to jump off the rocks with my Dad,my best friend Kaylee and Granny. Really had a blast, notcrowded, very peaceful. One day I will go back!!! Aloha!!!|
Doug & Irene
|Married here, December 20, 2002.|
|This place is Heaven on Earth.|
|also called cockroach cove. my favourite place on the planet|
|Amazing....its great to see these pictures and see the beach again. Thanks!|