This small, narrow beach was given it's name because it's both small, and calm. In Hawaiian, this beach is known as Ho'ona Beach. The very shallow waters are protected by large rocks, so the waves are usually small. Since the waters are shallow, wading (or sitting) is about all you can do in the water, depending on tide levels. It's usually not crowded and access is easy. Parking is limited but usually adequate on the road.
Some expert body borders may ride the waves outside the protected rock pool. This is not recommended, as the waves outside the protected shore area can throw you right into the large rocks.
Although there are no facilities, a short ways down Lawai road (heading west) in front of Lawai beach you will find an outdoor shower to rinse off and restrooms.
Baby Beach (Ho'ona) Video
Map & Directions
Turn onto Hoona Road from Lawai Road. Park on the edge of Hoona Road where it is wider (make sure not to park in the narrow section labeled with 'no parking allowed' signs). Baby beach is a very short walk down a clear path. There are two ways to this beach. One is labeled beach access, with a power pole #10. This access requires you walk on a small sand bar, and some rocks to get to the beach. If tide is up, this may be tricky. The other beach access is not labeled and is to the left (looking at the beach access) of the 'beach access' labeled path. This path is much easier and shorter and consists of a short stairway with a handrail.
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Rocks can be slippery and large waves can crash down inside the pool, so keep you eye out. If you plan on walking on the rocks, some type of water shoes would be handy.