Pedal the Coconut CoastKaua‘i

The coastal view from the east side of the island has always been compelling, but due to lack of easy access and a developed beach park, the Coconut Coast has long played second fi ddle to the more popularized South and North Shore destinations.

That perception is changing with the construction of a $30 million bike and walking path that follows the contours of the scenic coast.

The 4-plus-mile Kapa’a segment of the coastal path, which has already been completed, begins at Lihi Park on the south side of Kapa’a and continues past Kealia Beach to Ahihi Point, just past Donkey Beach.

A 2.3-mile segment in Lydgate Park also is in use. When fi nished, the pathway will cover 16 miles from Ahukini (near the Lihu’e Airport) to Anahola. A cluster of vendors have cropped up along “Ke Ala Hele Makalae”—the path’s offi cial name—making it easy to rent a bike, grab lunch or shop at an outdoor market.

Various vendors will rent bikes by the hour, half day, full day or weekly. There also are bikes for kids, as well as trailers for younger children.

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