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9 Dec

Kapoho Warm Ponds

This unusually large collection of tide pools and spring-fed pools stretches almost a mile down the coast and extends up to 200 yards out into the ocean. The feature that makes this site most interesting is that some of the pools are heated volcanically. This warm, brackish water is usually very calm, relaxing and rarely crowded. Take Highway 130 south from Pahoa until it ends at Highway 137 and turn right. Just before mile marker 9, turn left on Kapoho Kai Road. Take the next right on Waiopae. The pools stretch for 1 mile along the coast and provide good snorkeling on public property. At Ahalanui Park, nearby, there is a large, heated pool with picnic tables, and bathroom facilities.