Coordinates: Māhāʻulepū Beach is a beach on the southeast coast of the Hawaiian island of Kauai. The beach is separated into three different parts: Gillin's Beach, Kawailoa Bay, and Hāʻula Beach. The beach offers protection from the surf in parts and can be great[editorializing] for swimming. Fossils of extinct birds have been found in sand dunes along the shoreline, including the Kauaʻi Stilt-owl (Grallistrix auceps), a flightless rail, and three species of goose, while close to the beach is the paleontologically important Makauwahi Cave.
- Clark 1990, pp. 73-76.
- National Park Service 2008, pp. 12, 15, 21
- "Māhā‘ulepū, Island of Kaua‘i Reconnaissance Survey" (PDF). National Park Service. Feb 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-11.
- Clark, John R. K. (1990). Beaches of Kauaʻi and Niʻihau. Honolulu, Hawaii: University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 0-8248-1260-3.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mahaulepu Beach
- Additional Mahaulepu Beach Information
- Info on Poipu Beaches
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