Beach Lots Subdivision is an "up & coming"
oceanside community located makai (ocean side) of the highway around the 89
mile marker. The 4 mile drive going down to the subdivision is called
Milolii Road, which is a county road. At the end of this road, about 5
miles from the highway you'll find Milolii Beach Park, a county run small
recreational area with access to the ocean, restrooms, picnic tables and
camping. Between Milolii Beach Lots Subdivision and the park lies the
areas of Hoopuloa and the ancient fishing village of Milolii. A lava flow in 1927 wiped out most of the
original village, however, many of the original Hawaiian families have been able
The road down to Milolii descends from Highway 11 at about the 89 mile marker. A prominent sign points to the turnoff. Near the top of this road ( about 1800 feet elevation ) larger parcels of agricultural land are sometimes available in the 5 to 10 acre range. These parcels are not part of the subdivision.
The Milolii Beach Lots subdivision has around 900 parcels ranging in size from 1 acre lots to 7500 sq. ft. lots. The one acre lots are located on the sloped area coming down the county road and the smaller lots (7500 sq. ft & 10,000 sq. ft.) are on the flats (closer to the ocean). The roads here are graded, mostly unpaved, but drivable. The mandatory annual road dues are around $25.00 per year. The lots here are mostly lava, with some smaller trees.
As is common
in most of Hawaii, the areas closest to the ocean get very little rain and the
higher elevation & sloped lots get a bit more rain. The elevations
here are around 800 ft down to sea level. Catchment water in this area
as there is no municipal water available. Electricity was brought down
to the subdivision in 2004, but not all of the lots have electricity available
as it is provided based upon demand. There are somewhat more than 100
homes in this subdivision. Lots on the slopes have some excellent ocean views and in the
"flats" area good views can be found, but may be obscured in the
future as new homes are built. Lava zone 2.
Tide pools at the subdivision park area.
Winter waves explode through a nearby blow hole.
There are some significant attractions to this often overlooked community. The views can be quite stunning. On clear days one can see north along the water's edge to Kealakekua bay. We have even heard of people seeing Maui from here. The subdivision owns a small undeveloped park area that gives everyone in the community ocean access even if you are not one of the lucky folks to own an oceanfront lot. When the ocean is calm, some people venture into the water there, however, it is advised that this be done with great care and in the company of someone who knows this particular entry point. There is no "beach" to speak of within the subdivision, however a short drive south through the fishing village will take you a park where it is quite possible to get in. A 15 minute walk along a rugged trail from this park takes you to one of the nicest beaches on the island, Honomalino Bay. Honomalino Bay is seldom very busy as there is no public road that will take you there. Often during the week you may find that you are the only person on the beach all day long! The beach is a gray mix of black and coral sands with lots of coconut trees providing sun protection at it's edge. It just doesn't get any better!
In winter months when the whales are here, they can often be seen from the subdivision. At night you can sometimes hear them playing in the water. Winter also brings significant waves to our waters. The crashing of these waves along the shore cliffs can be spectacular.
View from the pavilion in the nearby state park.
The pavilion becomes our polling place in season.
|Click here to see a huge panoramic view of the area from midway down Milolii Road.|