Beach camping in Hawaii with campfires

Explore ancient volcanoes and sandy beaches on a camping trip in the Aloha State.

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plan b campground

4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents2 acres · Ewa Gentry, HI
When your plan a falls thru come stay here at plan b campground. This is the only beachfront private property campsite on the island. Park right next to your tent. No worries about having to leave your car out of sight. This spot is behind a locked gate that you have a key for no curfew come and go as you like. Most choose not to go anywhere they like it right here. I've heard from more people that stayed elsewhere on the island and they say they wish they came here first. Oceanfront island style getaway with mango, banana and coconut trees in the yard. Hear the ocean while you fall asleep. restroom, hot shower with changing room, fresh water, 110v electricity for phone or laptop charging no plug for vans to run a/c or fridge, washing machine available for $10 per load, beachfront cabana with lounge chairs and hammock. An 8-man tent with 2 rooms available or bring your camper/vancar.*($50 tent rental fee for the two room tent that includes air mattresses bedding setup and tear down)Gated property with your host Kawika onsite for any of your needs.
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Moon Garden Farm Getaway

2 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Mountain View, HI
Moon Garden Farm is a 25 acre farm, located off Highway 11 near the town of Mountain View. Beautiful views of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa are visible on clear sunny days. The 1500 foot elevation gives a great view of the ocean as well. Mountain View is located between beautiful, quaint Hilo and the spectacular Volcano National Park, each about 15 miles in either direction. Sheep, cattle and feral pigs can be seen in the lower pasture. There are 4 ponds and two are stocked with tilapia and catfish. Fish nets are provided for the children. The grounds are beautifully manicured with creative topiary's and lends itself to great photo shoots. Jaboticaba, bananas, lemons, calamansi, and several other fruit trees can be found on the farm. Yours to eat when in season. Moon Garden Farm is a magical place and I'm sure you will feel it too. For larger organizational groups please contact me and let's make it work for you.
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Hawaiian Retreat

9 sites · Lodging6 acres · Pahoa, HI
Welcome to old Hawaii, the village of Koae, Big Island, Hawaii! Our forest features 12 old mangos and 50 types of tropical fruit. The 6 acres includes Josanna's Organic garden, a WWOOF farm experience. This space has hosted thousands of people over it's 38 year history and we welcome people to our island and to the district of Puna. We look forward to introducing you to the diverse and delicious fruits of the jungle!
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Stargazers Jungle Lounge Glampsite

7 sites · RVs5 acres · Hana, HI
A community hostel style setting of young hearted people to host your stay in Hāna, Maui. We are three miles from downtown Hāna, one mile from Waianapanapa State Park, and close to Hana Farms, The Lava Tubes, and Kahanu Garden. Our ocean view property has a field of tropical flowers underneath some of the largest banyan trees on the island. NOTE: WE HAVE A STRICT CANCELLATION POLICY. WE ONLY HAVE 4 SITES AND THEY FILL UP QUICKLY. PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL INSIDE OF OUR 7 DAY CANCELLATION WINDOW AND ASK FOR A REFUND. We recently had a fire inside the clubhouse so we are doing repairs and taking this time to better the campsite.. At this time we are only taking bookings for FRIDAY, SATURDAY and; SUNDAY until the end of June when we will transition in to our new offerings. We apologize for any inconvenience. ................................. ............................................................................................... . We are located in the middle of dense jungle far away from the city. The beauty of the outdoors includes the home of the animals and creatures we share the land with. The winter brings its own crab spiders (not harmful), and all year long we have geckos, mosquitos, wild pigs and dogs in the surrounding neighborhood that are beyond our control. Also please know that we currently have a friendly guard dog and two sweet cats living on the property. PLEASE STAY WITH US BECAUSE YOU LIKE THE OUTDOORS and are not only staying because you canʻt find anything else affordable. Yes, we offer many amenities from home in our Clubhouse, but we are by no means a hotel. Yes we charge more than the state campsites but we also offer more. OUTDOOR provides two separate lighted tented areas. 1. The BYOB Jungle Bar, and 2, The Jungle Lounge area with seating, internet reception, and a makeshift kitchen equipped with cooking wares, propane camp stove, and potable county water (all supplied). We have a small fire pit when the winds are calm. Bring wood, or you can try and salvage from the jungle when dry. INDOOR COMMUNAL SPACE referred to as our "Clubhouse" boasts a partial ocean view. Here you will find a living room area, dining table, game room with some old school video games, (Centipede, Asteroids, Galaga) and collection of board games. (UNDER CONSTRUCTION) Our SHOWER ROOM has a large bamboo enclosement with propane instant hot water with great water pressure. The second INDOOR KITCHEN is stocked with cooking wares, toaster, coffee grinder, vitamix, tea kettle, stove top, fridge and sink available for guest use 5AM to 10PM. CAMPER VANS / POP UPS: THE ONLY FLAT SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR CAMPER VEHICLES ARE THE BANYAN SITES. These spots have a gravel rock bottom and are not suitable for pitching a tent. We get this question all the time so let me try and clarify here. ALL OTHER PARKING SPOTS ARE ON A HILL AND NOT FLAT. TENT SITES: - ON PAUSE CURRENTLY You will NOT be able to drive to the TENT ONLY sites. You have to park your vehicle in the designated parking area and then walk to and sleep in the tent with your sleeping gear from your van (About 100 feet away from parking area). Included in every reservation at the BAMBOO or OCEAN VIEW / TENT ONLY Sites you will find a 4-6 Man Sleep Tent, Mattress and 13 Foot Popup Canopy Tent for extra rain protection over the sleep tent. This is already set up and waiting for you! If you need a sleep setup you can add it upon HipCamp check out for an additional $25. This includes: one xlarge blanket, set of full sheets, 2 pillows, pillowcases, 2 towels and lantern. MORE THEN TWO PEOPLE / KIDS: Because ONLY TWO PEOPLE PER SITE ARE ALLOWED per reservation. You have two options. Option 1: IF YOU HAVE FOUR PEOPLE - BOOK TWO CAMP SITES. Option 2: ADD YOUR 2 ADDITIONAL PEOPLE UPON CHECK OUT and contact me so I can block off the second site. This is because we have limited resources (Space, Kitchen, Bathroom, Shower etc) so we have to be mindful of how many people we are hosting in one night. IF YOU SHOW UP WITH MORE PEOPLE THEN BOOKED - YOU WILL BE CHARGED $44.00 PER ADDITIONAL PERSON. If you have a children 6 years and younger there is no charge but we would still like to be informed that there will be extra people in your party. Please contact us and get permission before you just show up with extra people. CHECK IN: Between 5-7pm. We currently request quiet hours at 8pm to be courteous to our neighbors and campers. And lights on a timer go out at 10pm. The sun and moon will rise over the ocean in front. HANA PREPAREDNESS INFO: The East side of the island is considered the rain forest. It typically rains almost every night and during the day at some point or another. And sometimes very heavy rains. This keeps it lush and green with running waterfalls, but with that, Hana does have mosquitoes too, (worse in the summer) so plan accordingly. We have a few mosquito nets (first come first use) if you need them for your car/van just ask. The jungle also has its own wildlife like spiders, geckos and also wild pigs that activate the neighborhood dogs at times so bring ear plugs if you are sensitive to noise. The Hāna Highway is one of the most magical roads in the world and we appreciate when you let the locals pass. If you have any requests or concerns, just let us know. We aim to please and look forward to hosting you! And be sure to make a reservation to visit the State Park Waianapanpa Black Sand Beach at their website. That is the only park in Hana that requires advanced reservations and it is a must see! The 7-10AM slot is the best for less crowds. FOOD: Be sure to, stock up on groceries before you come out as choices are very limited in Hana and the town closes down early @7pm. We have one gas station (open later) and two small general stores. You will find food trucks in Hana town open later when business is good but its hit or miss what will be open when. 1/2 mile walking distance to camp we have Acai Bowls, Thai Food, and Hana Farms. Every Friday and Saturday nights is Pizza night at Hana Farms and a popular meeting spot.
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Spring Side Hale

1 site · Tent2 acres · Kukuihaele, HI
To all guest you must wait at the lookout until i arrive to guide you into the Valley. Aloha and welcome to Spring Side Hale Surrounded by 2,500-foot cliffs, a journey into the Valley of the Kings requires a steep hike or 4x4 (four wheel drive). Now however, the valley is mostly wilderness interspersed with taro fields (Taro is a traditional Hawaiian staple food) and a couple of dozens of inhabitants. Waipiʻo Valley Road is closed to non-residents. Visitor access to the valley floor and the subsequent valleys is only possible as part of a tour or if you know someone in the valley. The Waipiʻo Lookout is still accessible for everyone. Waipio Valley is a stunning scenic destination with a black sand beach, beautiful waterfalls and Hawaiian historical & cultural significance. It is a very spiritual place of healing, a place of connection with nature and a walk through the past, where time ceases to exist.
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Mango Hale

3 sites · RVs, TentsHawaiian Acres, HI
Paradise found, Mango Hale has it all! Fruit trees all year, pele, close to town and the ocean is 15 minutes by car.Learn more about this land:Park your van, Rv, or Set up your tent on 3.5 acres Choose your own private space to camp 🏕 Trails wind through a fruit orchard where fruits like lemons, bananas 🍌 cherrys, pineapples, guava are abundant.. Bathroom, with hot showers, there’s a kitchen and WiFi available Drinking water 💧 Fruit stand at the end of Orchidland dr. With a hardware store, groceries etc.
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Aloha Kai Campervan

1 site · Lodging10 acres · Mililani, HI
Aloha! Experience the true essence of Hawai’i by immersing yourself in the great outdoors, without the constraints of busy schedules or hotel obligations. Our luxurious and all-inclusive camper-van allows you to fully embrace the van life experience and make the most out of your time on Oahu. This professionally designed and built home-on-wheels is fully-equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay on the island, at no additional cost. With indefinite off-grid capabilities, you have the freedom to explore and stay off the beaten path. The 20-foot long class B camper-van with a mid-height roof is easy to drive and provides a stealthy parking experience with ample space for two adults. We have thoughtfully packed this cozy and clean space with all the necessary essentials to ensure your ultimate Hawai’i van life experience. Enjoy a comfortable queen bed, spacious seating, abundant power, interior and exterior lighting, a large working sink, spacious countertops, hot shower with a private instant-en-suite, cold refrigerator, convenient camp-stove with a propane adapter, powerful ceiling fan, sliding windows with screens, fully insulated, plenty of storage, among other amenities small and large. Our goal is to provide you with the best van life experience in Hawai’i. Additionally, it offers great off-grid capabilities, boasting 600 watts of solar, 800 amp hours of lithium-ion battery storage, 3000 watt Victron energy system, multiple standard household outlets, USB ports and lighting. The van also provides 32-gallons of fresh water, a portable propane tank, an instant hot water heater, and a sanitary and easy-to-use portable compost toilet.
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Bliss Camp

2 sites · Tents1 acre · Pāhoa, HI
Living off-grid and close to nature is our goal. We grow much of our food and use only solar power while catching all the water we use. We love riding bikes to the beach and playing lots of music. We often have gatherings and love guests. No alcohol here, but always 420 friendly.Learn more about this land:We have a thriving homestead, a mile from Kehena beach and earshot from Kalani yoga resort. We have tons of fruit and vegetables growing. Private outdoor bathroom/hot shower. Our property is meat, alcohol and cigarette free. 420 friendly. Mahalo!
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Hot Pond Cabin Getaway

2 sites · Lodging7 acres · Leilani Estates, HI
Learn more about this land: Hear the birds chirping at dawn and enjoy the expansive ocean views and lush bamboo forest. Tons of space! Lay a blanket and just watch the stars. Visit the 2018 lava flow for expansive views and warm steam vents and the amazing Hot ponds of Pohoiki. Hot shower.
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TreeHouse in canopy of trees

1 site · Lodging3 acres · Mountain View, HI
Learn more about this land:Aloha,I built the treehouse to be a very romantic hideaway for myself and my honey, and now that I'm renting it out, the couples and families who have stayed here, including many honeymooners have appreciated the romance of the setting and ambiance. (In fact, we had considered calling it KamaSutreehouse when setting up the website!.) It's not just romantic though it's really fun for the kids. The setting is so private, surrounded by such natural beauty that one cannot help but be inspired. My favorite romantic details are the fireplace and the bed perched high up in the loft where you're surrounded by windows looking out at the moon and stars at night and native trees, birds and cloud formations by day, the low ceilinged double futon bed approached by inside later ( which is mostly for kids) and also accessible by crawling under the Master Bed ( about 5 feet up). The Sky-Walk 90 feet out into the forest is the latest whimsical and fun additions. The location is great it's very private and quiet, hidden in the rainforest yet it's only 3 miles from Volcano Village and 5 miles from the park entrance. Some guests a never leave the Treehouse. The TreeHouse is at 2860 feet above sea level, plus 20 ft. for the TreeHouse, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is at a little over 4000 feet above seas level for the viewing of the glow from the vent at a mile distance, on the edge of the crater. For the most comprehensive information about the island and local area, I recommend the book, The Big Island Revealed. The main attraction locally, of course, is Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the hiking thru lava fields, lava tubes and even across the floors of craters. Volcano Village is well known as a premier artist colony and is home to many scientists, as well. Hilo is 25 miles away and has many attractions, including a new, state of the art astronomy museum that shouldn't be missed. And of course the Island is surrounded by beautiful blue ocean and all the activities that go with that.
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Goat With The Flow Farm

2 sites · Tents6 acres · Pahoa, HI
Puna District has a rich history. It is the youngest land in all the Hawaiian Islands, thanks to the ongoing eruption of the volcano, Kilauea. Ancient Hawaiian tales place Puna District as the home of the Hawaiian goddess Pele. After western occupation, native Hawaiian trees were commercially logged out of the area to be used as railroad ties and shipped off-island. The land was then converted to commercial sugar cane production here in Kaohe Homesteads, as was most of Puna.  Goat With The Flow Farm sits at 1100 ft. elevation in the upper Hawaiian rainforest. Our average rainfall is over 100 inches per year. We are uniquely situated a mere .5 miles from the infamous "June 27 Flow" active lava breakout that threatened Pahoa Town in 2014. The active lava flow made its way through Kaohe Homesteads, prompting most of the farms and homes in the area to evacuate. Our property, which was for sale at the time, sat vacant while everyone waited to see when (or if) the flow would cease. The flow DID stop and the National Guard left in February 2015. We purchased the land in November 2015. Goat With The Flow Farm is now a developing 6.25-acre homestead and goat farm. We use goats for milk, packing/hiking, pets, jungle control, sales and ethically-raised meat. Other than goats, we grow many local staples: taro/kalo, sweet potato/uala, cassava, sugar cane, squash, beans, greens, and the list continues to grow. Our fruit trees are still young but (in season) wild guava of both the yellow and red variety are plentiful as is the lilikoi (Hawaiian passionfruit). We regularly make goat cheese, yogurt, kefir, caramels, lilikoi syrup & fudge with milk from our goats. We believe in regenerative, permaculture-inspired methods of land stewardship and care of livestock. Old sugar cane roads are now the foundation of GWTFs grassy trail system and forested fence lines. On a clear day, you can see Mauna Kea. If you stand on the top of the barn (not recommended) you can see the ocean. Sunsets on the farm are often breathtaking. Ohia trees gather in the landscape and we, in hopes to preserve this beloved native tree, are thankful for every new sprout. Learn more about this land:Relax in the rainforest! Cabriole with caprines! At 1100 ft elevation, cool nights and brilliant starry skies await your Hawaii Island camping experience. Sweet & simple with all the basics! Eclectic & rejuvenating, we share our 6 acre, off-grid, subsistence-style, growing homestead with those who want to camp in comfort and safety, while visiting our beautifully diverse island. We focus on regenerative practices in a permaculture-style, modified agroforestry/silvopasture system. We focus on: pack goats, dairy goats, pet goats, land clearing goats, and the occasional meat goat. We have about 10-20 goats at any given time. Our child friendly, naturally horned goats love to take long walks & some are even available as hiking companions! Sorry, no yoga goats. Peaceful property, beautiful songbirds, sightings of the pueo and iio (Hawaiian owls & hawk) are common. Private clearings in forest, orchard or (camp with goats!) pasture are available for your tent. Our permaculture style gardens provide edible landscapes tucked in alongside grassy paths, young fruit trees and mature guavas. Produce and farm-made items are often available to our guests on a "pay-what-it's-worth" system.A working homestead, you will find a real "Farm to Face" experience.It is the rainforest, so it rains ALMOST every day; we are blessed with heavy dew each night, regardless of rain forecast so be prepared for damp. That being said, the sun also shines ALMOST every day. #norainnorainbows Tarps available for added rain canopy during the worst weather. HOT SHOWER! Our pleasing outdoor shower is Hawaiian Rainwater-fed, birdsong-accompanied, open-skied, private, comfortable and big enough for two (or three!) You may reserve our large tub for hot soaking- small extra charge & dependent on rainfall/water availability.) Coqui frogs are in abundance and as THE LOUDEST FROG IN THE WORLD, if the temperature is above 17C (63F) they will serenade you all night long at 70+decibels. Bring earplugs if you sleep light. Our unique, secure and safe location offers a feeling of being a world away yet unbelievably close to all amenities: only 3 miles from Pahoa Town.
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Lava.lava.lava

3 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Pāhoa, HI
Camp on the rich and power lava flats of the the big island! This lava plot next to the famed lava temple has very basic services. It is close to Pahoa, Uncle Robert’s Night Market, Kalani resort and many magical and hidden treasures of the newest land on earth!Since a spectacular and dramatic trip to big Island a few years back I have had hot lava, the sweetness of the people, food and the power of Maunakea running through my veins.  Equally charming and magical was my incredible host Jade who has made an off the grid home on the lava in Kalapana Gardens. If she is not overbooked, I highly recommend staying with her for at least a couple of nights.  If you stay on my adjacent lava plot in my Eurovan or in your tent or vehicle then you may be able to make arrangements to attend one of her deeply soulful ceremonies.  Other magic in the region may be revealed!Learn more about this land:Camp on the rich and power lava flats of the the big island! This lava plot next to the famed lava temple has very basic services. It is close to Pahoa, Uncle Robert’s Night Market, Kalani resort and many magical and hidden treasures of the newest land on earth!
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Beach camping in Hawaii with campfires guide

Overview

Although Hawaii is around 2,000 miles from the continental U.S., it's definitely worth the flight. While this tropical island chain is known for its large resorts and sandy beaches, it’s also an incredible place for hiking and camping, not only because of its year-round warm weather, but also because of its sheer diversity of landscapes. Here you’ll find towering volcanoes, tropical forests, massive canyonlands, and historic sites where you can learn about the history and cultural traditions of the islands. And if you don’t want to stay in a resort, you certainly won’t have to: there are many places to set up your tent, from beachfront campgrounds to private retreats.

Where to go

Oahu

Oahu is the state's most-visited island. While many visitors head straight to Honolulu's sandy Waikiki Beach, the island offers plenty to experience outside the big city, with gorgeous beaches all over, plus tons of hiking trails. If you want to camp, you’ll find options at Ahupua'a 'O Kahana State Park and Bellows Field Beach Park, both on the island’s eastern shores.

The Big Island

The Big Island's size isn't its only claim to fame. It's also known for its tasty Kona coffee and for its abundance of volcanoes, including Kīlauea and Mauna Loa, both in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, one of four national parks on the island. There are also lots of places to camp on the island, including at the Kalōpā State Recreation Area and the Kīholo State Park Reserve (weekend camping only).

Maui and Molokai

Maui is well known for its large resorts and gorgeous scenery, especially in the emeraldine ʻĪao Valley State Monument and from Haleakalā National Park, the best place on the island for a sunrise hike. Reservable campsites can be found at both Wai'ānapanapa State Park and the Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area. The nearby island of Moloka'i is a quiet alternative, without the big development found on other islands. Camping is available in the island's Pālāʻau State Park.

Kauai

Dubbed the "Garden Isle" for its numerous gardens and overall lush landscapes, Kauai feels quieter and more laid-back than Maui or Oahu. Its best-known hiking areas include the pristine Nāpali Coast (only accessible by foot or boat) and the vibrantly hued Waimea Canyon State Park, often referred to as the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific." You can camp in the Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park, provided you obtain a permit in advance, or in Kōke'e State Park and Polihale State Park.

When to go

Hawaii only has two real seasons: a hotter, dryer summer season (April–October) and a cooler, rainier winter (November–March). The resorts and tourist destinations across the islands are at their busiest during the summer and winter vacation months, and hotel and flight prices tend to soar during these periods. Late spring and early autumn are ideal for avoiding rainfall and crowds. Flights from the mainland are generally at their cheapest between January and March.

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