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ⓘ Mahaulepu Beach




                                     

ⓘ Mahaulepu Beach

Māhāulepū Beach is a beach on the southeast coast of the Hawaiian island of Kauai. It is two miles long and goes from Punahoa point to Pa o point. The beach is separated into three different parts: Gillins Beach, Kawailoa Bay, and Hāula Beach. Gillins Beach, the center section, is known for petroglyphs that are carved into the rocks, though they are rarely exposed. Fossils of extinct birds have been found in sand dunes along the shoreline, including the Kauai Stilt-owl, a flightless rail, and three species of goose. Close to the beach is the paleontologically important Makauwahi Cave.