MĀHĀ‘ULEPŪ , the last undeveloped shoreline on Kaua‘i’s southern coast, is much more than an exquisite beach and favorite windsurfing spot. This 2,900-acre wilderness area is populated with rare plants and endangered animals.
As if Māhā‘ulepū’s geological and cultural significance were not enough, it’s also a place of scenic beauty where you can snorkel or swim in the reef-protected waters of KAWAILOA BAY .
Māhā‘ulepū, owned by a private company, is a 2-mile car trip from the end of Po‘ipū Road. Gates open early in the morning and close in the evening. Cars may be towed if vehicles are not removed beforehand.