Mahaulepu Beach

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Coordinates: 21°53′33″N 159°25′01″W / 21.89250°N 159.41694°W / 21.89250; -159.41694 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.[1] 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,[2] while close to the beach is the paleontologically important Makauwahi Cave.

A panoramic view of Haula beach, the most eastern beach in Mahaulepu.


  1. ^ Clark 1990, pp. 73-76.
  2. ^ National Park Service 2008, pp. 12, 15, 21


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