Beach camping in Hawaii with climbing

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

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North Shore Bungalow

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Waialua, HI
Indulge in a glamorous camping experience on the north shore of Oahu in your private bungalow. Enjoy the convenience of a kitchenette situated in a covered lanai (patio), complemented by a detached bathroom. Whale watch directly from the comfort of your bed and stargaze at night, reveling in the tranquility of the surroundings. Immerse yourself in a plethora of outdoor activities such as great hikes, pristine beaches, surfing, swimming, fishing, rock climbing, and even horseback riding—all within close proximity. Nestled in the countryside of North Shore, our location is far removed from the city lights, providing a perfect escape. Ever witnessed a moonbow? Now's your chance. Experience this enchanting phenomenon at our unique North Shore property. The bungalow is at a discounted rate during the winter due to swells. Keep in mind North Shore of Oahu is known for large waves in the winter. If there happens to be big surf, it can sometimes cause loud splashing during high tide and if high tide is at night, some light sleepers might not enjoy it. We do provide ear plugs if there are large swells. Our best season is in the summer when the ocean is calm and weather is sunny and dry.
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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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Honey Camp

4 sites · Lodging10 acres · Haiku, HI
This farm property nestled in Haiku, Hawaii, is a healthy and vibrant place to stay, where you can volunteer to help plant Coconuts, go on a farm tour, sample fresh papayas and bananas, and see bees in action at the drive-by bee hives! We accept donations, and you will feel great knowing that you have helped a non-profit for people with autism to thrive in these times where our health is so connected to the land.
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Land of the Rainbow Honeycomb

6 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents25 acres · Naalehu, HI
When Hawaiian ancestors first landed on these shores, it was right here at Ka’ Lae or South Point, it is the original settlement site for the Hawaiian people & therefore this sacred land holds tremendous cultural & historic significance. A’ina Ke Anuenue Melemele, meaning Land Of The Rainbow Honeycomb; features an exotic Locale, stand-alone private cottages, Eco-Luxury accommodations, Family & Pet Friendly, & is a Sustainable Farm-Estate. This one of a kind custom Hawaiian temple: Luakini O Moe’ Uhane, meaning Temple Of Dreams is a custom pentagonal treehouse in an old growth Kiawe tree. Home to the white owl & featuring King memory foam Bed, large windows, outside deck, plush interior decor, & tall vaulted ceilings. The grounds are a series of serene swaths of native Hawaiian ocean-view grasslands, old growth Kiawe trees, & unencumbered shoreline. Within walking distance 1 mile to Ka’ Alu’ Alu’ Bay, & directly overlooking the famous Greensands beach. This Treehouse Temple is a lightening-rod for dreams! Awaken to the sounds of birdsong, ocean surf, & the occasional mooing cow, or cooing peacock. Our Lovevolution Animal Sanctuary houses 33 creatures ranging from ducks to sheep to cows & many other incredible & exotic animals also inhabit this wonderland & bring so much love to visitors from all around the world. *It is important to note that we are located in South Point Hawaii near Naalehu town, not Captain Cook . Traditional cars can carefully come down here, suvs or jeeps are great. There is a locked gate with a code-box for easy guest access. Additionally, this very secure area has No immediate neighbors within 200 acres! Perfect for privacy & exclusivity. Rainbow Honeycomb Sanctuary at the world famous enchanted emerald sands beach In South Point Hawaii is nestled on 25 acres of stunning ocean views, 1 mile from the shore @ 650 ft elevation our sustainable eco-retreat features magical tree houses, unique tiny homes, pyramids, & camping options. Fully solar powered, our water comes from the sky, here nature & tech meet with WiFi, full outdoor kitchen, composting toilets & comfortable clean memory foam beds. Only 5 miles to town, dare to dream big!
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Sanctuary of the Blue Dragon

4 sites · Tents1 acre · Pahoa, HI
Pitch your tent in the garden or park your campervan at the base of our retreat center, Sanctuary of the Blue Dragon. The Sanctuary of the Blue Dragon is a Rebirthing Center offering preparation and support for the transformation of a lifetime! We offer daily classes such as Bikram Hot Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, and AcroYoga. We host monthly yoga residencies with daily connection rituals such as Mantra & Meditation, Empathy Exchange, ComeUnity Gardening, & excursions to the local hot springs, black sand beach, and Sunday morning ecstatic dance. We have yearly retreats on the Equinoxes & Solstices, which begin with a 30 day cleanse and culminate with a Gratitude Ceremony on the Summit of Mauna Kea. As a retreat space, we often host guests who are on cleanses and/or dieta, so it is of utmost priority to keep the energy on the land pure and clear. Therefore, there is no smoking of any kind, alcohol consumption, or taking of plant medicine while on site. We ask that you show up with your full presence, without the influence of any other energies. We have quiet hours before 7:30 am and after 7:30 pm to honor the retreat atmosphere. Wi-Fi hours are from 8 am to 5 pm; please let us know if you need the Wi-Fi outside of these hours. We encourage you to leave your devices off as much as possible to receive from the healing frequency of the Earth. The Sanctuary of the Blue Dragon is a also permaculture homestead featuring many hugelkulture garden beds growing staple foods like taro, pumpkin, cassava, sweet potato, and local greens. We have many young fruit trees in the ground and are blessed to have some mature trees currently producing banana, papaya, rollenia, & avocado. In addition to growing food, we are also raising many animals and two children! You will see the girls up early in the morning feeding the bunnies and guinea pigs or playing with our three temple cats. We are committed to living in harmony with the land, and as such we are mostly off-grid and catch our own water. We sort all of our trash meticulously for recycling. Currently plastic is NOT recycled on this island, so our Kuleana (responsibility) is to buy as little plastic as possible. We use only biodegradable and eco-friendly soaps, shampoo, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, etc. It’s a great experience in taking small actions to show our love to the ’āina (the land).
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BIGHI Hilo Pahoa Volcano suvrvancamping

1 site · RV3 acres · Keaau, HI
BIGHIi Aloha to the Big island and Mahalo for buisness you wont regret checking this island out It's worth it to pay a little extra for camping here on the Big Island The state ones are overcrowded booked dirty no facilities unsecured alot of them people wandering around in the middle of the night You will thank yourself for paying a little extra for peace and privacy you will have your own acres of space with complete privacy will bunch of plants trees and birds which is rare I've been a resident since 2015 and have explored alot of it and like to help people out exploring and on a budget since rooms here are very expensive We also have 4RENT legal insured camping suv We are legal insured llc. company also a guide extra portable power read below... we are adding 4RENT bikes and ebikes for rent that get you around for up to 70 miles with people that dont want pay for insurance etc..... we are close to everything on the Hilo Pahoa side...so you could bike or bus or both to alot of beaches and attractions right near me and save We can set up a tent for you also or book anything from entertainment to dinning etc. We are only a mile from a great restaurant open all day and night a gas station and nice deli grocery store so if you want just chill in nature walk or bike and not blow alot money it's a great place to meditate BY CAR about 10 mins to Hilo 5 mins to Pahoa 25 mins to Volcano and numerous beaches and pools all close by....also right down the street is the world's longest lava tube for cave people Can do one night rentals also at but around the same price as two nights with 24hrs advance warning Can also get you anything else you might need tents beds portable power surfboards portable bbq etc. Just ask will we get it done I CAN also can bbq anything from fresh island veggies fish pizza ....can do it to go...or to go boxes of rare fruit veggies nuts coffee chocolate off local farms etc. Real estate tours and guide on investing here...I know the streets neighborhoods well here and just a hour can save you months of time I also do rare guided hikes or guide by phone tours to places you will not find in a book It's a unique spot where the jungle of the ocean starts to rise up to the mountains with tons of birds ferns wildlife if you want kindof ruff it and be next to everything this is it So it has a mix of hawaiian ferns wild orchids many varieties and ohia tress at certain times of the year you will be surrounded by millions of flowers take some for free or guavas in season The climate is nice because it cools a little at night being at almost 1000 feet and in the day can be perfect It's in a nice neighborhood and easy access... the road is great to the highways beaches Paypal cod accepeted COD ETC. Mahalo for the business
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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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Jai Sri's Holistic Sanctuary

3 sites · Tents1 acre · Keeau, HI
2 week minimum for one person willing to follow a vegetarian/vegan diet while on the property also no drugs, alcohol or smoking Discounted rate for a month or more Our one acre of land, located in the Big Island's Hawaiian Paradise park, may not be the biggest, but we use every inch of land we have to grow delicious fruits/vegetables and enable us to live off the grid. Our water catchment system and solar energy provides us with all that we need! The land was originally intended to be a spiritual/healing center, and although we do not practice healing methods at this time we believe the positive energy and support of both the land and its people will help you reach your highest potential. We have a garden house for one person with its own private compost toilet and sink with a shared outdoor shower and shared screened in outdoor kitchen and community hang out room with personal mini fridge/cooler. Must be ok following a vegetarian diet also no cooking of eggs while on the property. It is simple living with quiet hours from 9pm to 7 am please reach out to talk first to confirm we both think it is a good fit. Aloha!
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Beach camping in Hawaii with climbing 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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