This two-mile stretch of sand backing the Wailua Golf Course near Kapa'a is rarely crowded. Swimming is generally good but currents and surf have to be monitored. This is a nice spot to get a spot all to yourself. There is no lifeguard and the only facilities are at the southern end of the beach.
To reach Nukoli'i Beach take Highway 50 south from Wailua. Turn right on the dirt road just past mile marker 4. You can drive to the beach.