Also known as Halona Cove, From Here to Eternity Beach may be the best one-stop shop for things to do and see within such a small stretch of sand and rock.
For one, this beach is where the famous kiss scene between Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr from the movie “From Here To Eternity” was filmed. But there is so much more magic to be found in this little crescent to make you swoon. Shuffle up the volcanic rock on the left and you’ll come face to face with Halona blowhole – a major attraction in itself. But instead of watching it from the designated Kalaniana’ole Highway lookout, you’ll enjoy an up close and personal experience and feel the sweet saltwater mist on your face…just keep a safe distance. Once back at the beach have a look at the back cliff and you’ll find one long, deep, and dark lava tube that extends all the way through to the other side of the highway. Even though you can see the light at the end of the tunnel, we don’t recommend walking through the tube. It’s pretty ominous in there. The beach itself is small but the protected cove delivers a playful wave that is great for beginner to intermediate bodysurfing. When the swell is down you can snorkel the cove and spot sea turtles and a variety of tropical fish. On the right, a short shimmy up the rock face will take you to a couple of easy jump-off spots that let you leap into warm head high water. There is honestly so much to see and experience at From Here to Eternity Beach making it a must-do for those visiting Oahu.
Halona blowhole letting of some steam
Halona blowhole exploding
Ominous lava tube (do you dare to enter?)
Dive in…to Eternity