POHOIKI BAY is located on the recently bulldozed Hawaii state route 137 which begins at
MacKenzie State Park in the Puna District of Hawai'i Island on the south east coast.

Also known as Isaac Hale Beach Park, Pohoiki Bay now has a brand new black sand beach, a
former boat launch, oceanfront park, hot spring and popular surfing spot. 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 and was killed in action in 1951.
Pohoiki Bay is open with a road bulldozed over the summer of 2018 lava flow and
Pohoiki Bay now has a beautiful, large, black sand beach, the newest beach
on Earth which also blocks the boat ramp.

Port-a-potties available. No water available, be sure to bring your own.

The ponds near the boat ramp and old shoreline may not be safe
to swim in, no source of fresh water and no treatment of water.
Photo courtesy USGS.


13-101 Kalapana Kapoho Beach Rd, Pāhoa, HI 96778
(808) 933-0414 • email: scott.w.pruitt@hawaii.gov

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