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Kauapea Beach is referred to as Secret Beach. The beach is not marked and difficult to find. Only those willing to brave a steep 10 minute hike will find their way to this secluded beach. Secret Beach is located approximately a half mile northwest of the small town of Kilauea between the Kilauea Lighthouse and Kalihiwai Valley.
To find Secret Beach, take the Kuhio Highway past Kilauea and turn right on Kalihiwai Road. Follow the road for about 50 yards and then turn right into an unmarked, unpaved road. Proceed to the end and park. Hike down the lush and beautiful hillside to a golden sandy beach. To the left are lava rocks and lava pools. To the right is a beautiful view of the Kilauea Point Lighthouse sitting on the hillside. No matter which way you look, the views on Secret Beach are absolutely stunning.