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Poipu in Kauai County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
 

Makawehi & Pā‘ā Dunes

Kōloa Heritage Trail — Ka Ala Hele Waiwai Ho‘olina o Kōloa

 

—Preserving the Heritage of Po‘ipū & Kōloa —

 
Makawehi & Pā‘ā Dunes Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 19, 2008
1. Makawehi & Pā‘ā Dunes Marker
Inscription. The eastern sand dunes of Makawehi, calm face, and Pā‘ā, hard rock, yield fossilized plant roots, bird bones, crab claws and other treasures. Prior to extensive wave erosion, this prominent limestone ridge extended across Keoneloa Bay. During March through November, water birds visit and sea birds nest and roost in the dunes.
 
Erected by Po‘ipū Beach Foundation. (Marker Number 8.)
 
Location. 21° 52.488′ N, 159° 26.274′ W. Marker is in Poipu, Hawaii, in Kauai County. Marker can be reached from Ainako Street south of Poipu Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is on the beach walk facing the beach at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort, near the public parking for Keneloa Beach at the end of Ainako Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1571 Poipu Road, Koloa HI 96756, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sacred Fishing Grounds (approx. 0.3 miles away); Keoneloa Bay
Makawehi & Pā‘ā Dunes and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 19, 2008
2. Makawehi & Pā‘ā Dunes and Marker
The Hyatt Resort ends at the palm trees. Public parking is behind them.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Pu‘uwanawana Volcanic Cone (approx. 0.9 miles away); Po‘ipū Beach Park (approx. one mile away); Kihāhouna Heiau (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hapa Road (approx. 1.3 miles away); Pā‘ū a Laka (Moir Gardens) (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hanaka‘ape Bay & Kōloa Landing (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Poipu.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. It is the first of the Kōloa Heritage Trail markers, and has a link to a list of all Kōloa Heritage Trail markers.
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Remains of the Limestone Ridge image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 19, 2008
3. Remains of the Limestone Ridge
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,384 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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