Tavares Beach

Pa'ia, HI

Kalahau Bay (aka “Tavares Beach” or “Tavares Bay”)

Tavares beach is a medium sized beach located in the town of Pa’ia. It’s not as big as most of the other on this side of the island, but it’s big enough and it’s got a lot to offer. This beach is great for swimming, snorkeling, fishing, and paddle boarding.

It’s just off the road as you are going through Pa’ia town and the parking lot is not that big. But, this is what makes it a great beach because that means that it’s usually not crowded with tourists. However, on the weekends it’s always packed with locals as it’s a favorite local beach.

Tavares beach

As I’ve mentioned throughout this site several times, I live in Paia town, and Tavares beach is only about a 10 minute walk from my house. I do a lot of fishing and paddle boarding, so this beach is easily one of my favorites as well, mainly because it’s so close to my house!

Similar to Baby beach or Spreckelsville beach, it’s not a “beach park”, which means there are no amenities. So no restrooms, no showers, no lifeguard on duty, and not ADA accessible. But this is also what gives it that local, private beach vibe.

If you are a surfer, depending on the time of year you can prob catch some waves on the surf break that’s further offshore. Noting crazy so it’s not a bad spot for new surfers either, but in general there’s not consistent waves.

There is also no tree line like at Baldwin beach down the road so if you plan on hanging out for a longer period of time, make sure to bring an umbrella or small tent.

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Public Restrooms



Shore swimming, snorkeling, paddle boarding, light surfing

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Small gravel parking lot right off of Hana Hwy fronting Tavares Beach