This area is known for having a climate that is characteristic of a desert, in the fact that it is dry and warm year round. There are beaches everywhere with their characteristic white sands. The sunsets that can be seen in this region are some of the best in the entire state because of the way the rays reflect off various geographical anomalies in the area such as rocks and cliffs. The beach is also very popular with tourists. There are many things to do on the beach including surfing, swimming or soaking up some of the warm Hawaiian sun. Kekaha is the passageway to Koke'e, a mountainous state park, which is home to the awesome and majestic Waimea Canyon.
Guide to Kekaha
Kekaha is a small town situated in Kauai, Hawaii. The town has a population of over 3,000 people. It used to have a thriving sugar plantation industry in the early 20th century. The most important agriculture building at Kekaha in the 20th century is the Kekaha Sugar Mill. Kekaha Sugar Mill plays an important role in the development of Kekaha town. Various types of amenities can be found at Kekaha town including house, water, electricity and etc.
Kekaha Sugar Mill has been used by families of several generations. The mill was closed down in 2000 when the sugar industry is waned. In 2005, the mainland investors purchased the mill and sold the machines away to Africa. The first robbery in Hawaii occurred in Kekaha in 1920. In 1920, a robber with masked face stops a train and took away $11,000. Later, the police recovered the money at the home of a fisherman. It is believed that the fisherman gets his inspiration to rob the train after being influenced by the Western movies he watched on the television.
More than 3,100 residents and 1,000 households occupy Kekaha. People of different races have settled down at the town including white, African American, Asian and Hispanic. The Asian people account for the majority of the population in Kekaha. The average household income is $41,000. On average, males earn six thousand dollars more than females. The income per capita in Kekaha is $17,000. It is estimated that about 11% of the population live in poverty line.
The U.S. Navy Pacific Missile Range Facility is situated within the proximity of Kekaha. You can visit Kekaha Beach Park. Kekaha Beach stretches about 15 miles. The beach is great for carrying out all kinds of recreational activities such as sunbathing, swimming, surfing, and windsurfing. You should only swim at Kekaha Beach when the ocean is calm. Kekaha Beach has strong waves. During wintertime, the waves can break on the sandbar as well as reef. The dangerous wave makes the beach not safe for carrying out snorkeling activities. You can drive your four-wheel vehicle on the shore of the Kekaha Beach.
Besides the Kekaha Beach Park, you will find some trails at Kekaha. Most of the trails lead to canyons. As you travel along the trail, you will reach Kokee. Travelers can perform all kinds of activities at Kekaha including camping, cycling, and fishing.