Makawehi translates to "calm face." This unique geological feature consists of ancient sandstone that has been carved away by the sea and wind into unique features. The sand present accumulated more than 125,000 years ago. The sand dunes were lithified (turned to stone) as they were worn down by wind, running water, and the effects of gravity. Today, the point is continued to be worn down by erosion and is constantly changing. Visitors can access the shoreline in the area of Keoneloa Bay near the Makawehi/Pā‘ā dunes. Be sure to stay back from the edge as the water and cliffs are dangerous.
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