SALT POND BEACH PARK is named for the traditional HAWAIIAN SEA SALT produced in fl ats near the beach. For generations, Hawaiian families have evaporated seawater in saltpans dug out of red soil to produce natural sea salt. The salt is bagged and used for cooking, as well as Hawaiian medicinal practices.

Only certain Hawaiian families who have practiced the art of salt making for generations are allowed to harvest salt at the ponds. With its gentle waves rolling in year-round, Salt Pond is a popular spot for family outings. To fi nd the beach and saltpans, turn makai (toward the ocean) off Kaumuali‘i Highway at the west end of Hanapēpē, and follow Lolokai Road toward the coast.

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