Throwback Hawaii: Eternity Beach

There’s a cove that’s kind of hidden down to the side of the Halona Blowhole, if you’re driving along the coast to get to Sandy’s. It’s one my favorite mini-beaches. There aren’t that many people there, even on weekends, and the water makes a nice wave pool if the currents aren’t too strong. And if you’re lucky, you’ll get to see a honu or two (sea turtles) or even monk seals.The cove has a couple of names: Eternity Beach (because it was in the movie, From Here to Eternity) or Cockroach Cove (because down in that wall under the road, there’s a lava tube that goes through to the other side, that is home to lots of those you-know-whats).

It’s also a beach with a spectator gallery. Up there is the parking lot/the area to see the blowhole. You can actually climb the rocks around to the left to get to the blowhole, but you also risk getting sucked into the ocean by the big waves that hammer up against that wall.

It’s a nice, secluded area but the sun is gone by 4 or 5pm once it drops behind that wall.

And you can even do jumps off the wall on the right, especially if you’re not brave enough to do the big ones yet.

Picture taken by Adair Hill

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