Punalu'u housed one of the most famous temples in the Ko'olauloa district. Located near the present day beach park, legend says that on sacred nights all of the pig's eyes would glow red if they were near the heau. In Hawaiian, Punalu'u translates to "to dive for coral" which could have been named due to the abundance of coral just off shore. Punalu'u beach park is a 3 acre park with a long narrow sandy beach. Large boulders were placed near the park to help prevent erosion from neighboring streams.
Amenities: picnic tables, restrooms, showers
Activities: fishing, snorkeling, swimming