No swimming or sunbathing is allowed on this beach, but a good cultural lesson is worth the trip. Pelekane Beach is located in front of the Pu'ukohola Heiau. Many sacrifices were made at this location. Keoua, fierce rival of King Kamehameha and ruler of the Big Island, was killed on this beach, cemented Kamehameha's rule over the islands.

Just offshore and under the water is an ancient heiau which was built to the shark gods. The heiau is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free. To get to Pelekane take Highway 19 north to Highway 270. The Pu'ukohola Heiau is located at the junction of these two highways. The beach is situated below the heiau.

Recommended Tours Nearby

Geolocation Data

Geographic Coordinates

Latitude: 20.02784382
Longitude: -155.8228467

Open in Google Maps

Recommended Big Island Tours
Terms of Use

The use of this website is your expressly conditioned acceptance of the terms, conditions, and disclaimers found within our Disclaimer of Warranty and Limitation of Liability page without any modifications. Your use of this website constitutes your acceptance of all the terms, conditions, and disclaimers posted herein. If you do not agree with any part of these terms and conditions, you should not use this website.

Article Published/Updated: