As you walk from the parking lot at Honokohau Harbor to the nearby beach at the national historical park, you go through a very small wooded area which seems rather magical and tulgey! The parking lot is really ugly, so the woods seem very secluded and mysterious, like many of the dreamy sequences in Alice in Wonderland. Also, as you emerge from the woods the beach is dramatic, a cove surrounding the ruins of an ancient fish trap.
I've posted photos of the beach many times -- here are a couple of them from a few days ago showing the thatched shelter which I think would have originally been a place to store canoes, and showing the fish trap:
|Ancient Fish Trap and Two-Hulled Canoe at Honokouhau|