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Explore North Shore Beaches: "Lost" Beach

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With the unmistakable mountain at your back, you'll see a gorgeous sloping beach made famous by the crash site in LOST's "Pilot, Part 1". It is said that sand was brought across the road to extend the beach for the scene.

Lost Crash Site North Shore Oahu

Lost Beach Details:


Lost Beach Access:

The beach is right off Farrington Hwy, just past Dillingham Airfield.

Parking at Lost Beach:

Parking is limited, on the roadside. This is a remote area and theft is common. Do not leave valuables in your car or unattended on the beach. 

Swimming at Lost Beach:

Seasonal swimming. During the big wave months, the waves roll in with a heavy side-current. It's a great place to get in the water during the summer though!

Lifeguard at Lost Beach:

None. 

Restrooms at Lost Beach:

None. 

Lost Beach Surfline Report:

For information on the current conditions at this beach, click here.

Lost Beach Images:


Lost Beach North Shore Oahu

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How to make a delicious mocha at home

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Sometimes you just don't want to stand in line for that mocha, so here's a few tips on how to do it at home!

How to make a mocha at home

What you need for a 16 oz drink:

1-3 TBS chocolate sauce, to taste
2 shots espresso, or 6 oz. strongly brewed coffee

(I recommend our Hale Espresso Blend for a mocha.
It makes delicious brewed coffee too!)


12-16 oz. milk of your choice
Ice (for an iced mocha)
whipped cream (optional)

FOR A HOT MOCHA ...

To prepare a hot mocha, heat 14 oz of milk to 140-160deg. If you like foam on the top, you can use a milk frother. (Find one here.)

Prepare espresso (or strongly brewed coffee), and mix the chocolate sauce in, so it incorporates more thoroughly. Pour your milk in, top with whipped cream and enjoy!

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FOR A ICED MOCHA ...

For an iced mocha, prepare espresso (or strongly brewed coffee), and mix the chocolate sauce, so it incorporates more thoroughly. Fill 16 oz cup 2/3 full with ice, and cover with milk. Stir espresso/chocolate sauce into the iced milk, and enjoy.

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Explore North Shore Beaches: Kaena Point State Park

Posted by Sarah Klacik on

Kaena Point is a remote, gorgeous rocky shoreline. From November - March, whales are often seen here! I love Kaena Point for it's rugged coastline, and incredible waves. 

Kaena Coastline

The Beach Details:


Optional Kaena Point Hike:

If you're down for the trek, you can walk out to "The Point" in about 1.5 hours (which I totally recommend for the views!). At the point, you'll be able to see the North Shore and West side at the same time! If you're adventurous and willing to hike up the ridge, you'll get a view unlike any other on the island! Bring water, and sun protection...dehydration, and heat stroke can happen pretty fast.

Beach Directions & Access:

From Haleiwa / Waialua, take Farrington Highway past Dillingham Airfield, all the way to the very end! To walk along the coastline, use the main road past the gate.

Kaena Point Parking:

Parking is adequate at the end of the paved road. There are often deep pot-holes in the dirt parking area, so be careful with rental cars. 

Swimming at Kaena Point:

None. In the middle of the summer when the ocean is flat you may find a few quiet coves you can wade into, but this is a very dangerous area any other time of the year.

Lifeguard at Kaena Point:

None. Please note that it takes time for emergency responders to drive out to this remote area, so keep a close eye on children, and stay away from slippery rocks and surging waves.

Restrooms at Kaena Point:

None. You'll need to find a rock to hide behind! 

Kaena Point Surfline Report:

For information on the current conditions at this location, click here.

Kaena Point State Park Images:


Kaena Point State Park

Kaena Point Waves

Kaena Point Trail

Kaena Point Parking

Kaena Point Parking

Waves at Kaena Point State Park

Love coffee?

Come stop by our coffee shop in Haleiwa! We small-batch roast all our coffee here on the North Shore.
Check out some of our best sellers:

North Shore Coffee BlendVanilla Macadamia Nut CoffeeWaialua Estate Coffee

 

 

Love coffee?

We small-batch roast all our coffee here on the North Shore!
Check out some of our best sellers:

North Shore Coffee BlendVanilla Macadamia Nut CoffeeWaialua Estate Coffee

Read more →

How Did Coffee Get To Hawaii?

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Well, I didn't know either, until I did a few searches. In a nutshell, Don Francisco de Paula Marin was the first to bring coffee trees to Hawaii in 1817, but the seedlings didn’t survive, unfortunately.

Chief Boki and his wife Kuini Liliha

 

However, in 1825 after a tragic trip to London where King Kamehameha II...

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From CG Bakery: Housemade Granola

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Here at Coffee Gallery we enjoy making everything from scratch, providing the North Shore with quality baked goods daily.

My favorite time of the day is when our bakers make...

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