Located on Molokai's south shore, One Ali'i Beach Park (view panorama) has two spacious sections (I and II), which are located next to each other on Kamehameha Highway (coming from Kaunakakai, Section II is first).
The beach in both areas is narrow and the nearshore ocean bottom is shallow and rocky and the water murky, so the swimming conditions are poor. The beach park is mainly visited by fishermen and picnickers. There is enough space for family gatherings and the large lawns are perfect for ball games.
In the Hawaiian language, oneali'i means "royal sands." The beach park is named after an ancient Hawaiin fishpond. Ali'i Fishpond is located at the west end of Section II, but it is not accessible from the beach park because of thick vegetation.
Two stone monuments in the park mark the 75th and 100th anniversaries of Japanese immigration to Hawaii.
One Alii Beach Park Overview
Two spacious sections, ideal for large family gatherings
Swimming opportunities are limited due to shallow, rocky ocean bottom
County campsite (camping is allowed with a permit)
Location: Kaunakakai, HI
Wind: 18 mph E
Visibility: 0.16 mi
Pressure: 995.0 in steady
Sunrise: 6:28 am
Sunset: 5:56 pm
Hi: 80°F Low: 69°F
Hi: 79°F Low: 70°F
Reviews and Comments:
Since we arrived on Molokai early in the morning we
decided to drive around a bit before checking in at our
condo. So we stopped at this beach park to have a
picnic. There was one family with many kids at the
other end of the park, but other than them there was no
one else there. So we enjoyed privacy and nice views
from our picnic table. We then went back to our car.
After we got into our car and closed the door, someone
suddenly knocked on our front window. We got scared
because we didn't see him approaching our car. He asked
us if he could use our cell phone. Still startled we
told him we don't have one. That was a bit strange
because there was a pay phone nearby.