Isaac Hale Beach Park

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Isaac Hale Beach Park from pier

Isaac Hale Beach Park, also known as Pohoiki is an oceanfront park, boat launch and surf location along Pohoiki Bay in the Puna district of the Big Island of Hawaii. It is only one of a few places in the Southeast shore of Hawaii that allows for such facilities. Pohoiki Bay is known for its strong currents and although the park is known for good snorkeling, conditions are usually not ideal. The park was expanded and modernized in 2006.[1]

It is located at the intersection narrow Pohoiki road and the Kapoho-Kalapana road (Hawaii state route 137), coordinates 19°27′27″N 154°50′28″W / 19.45750°N 154.84111°W / 19.45750; -154.84111Coordinates: 19°27′27″N 154°50′28″W / 19.45750°N 154.84111°W / 19.45750; -154.84111.

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.


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