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[Hawai'i Place Names]
Kēōkea

Beach park (7 acres), landing, Niuliʻi, Hawaiʻi. Beach park in the east corner of a large bay that was a former boat landing site. The predominantly rocky shore has a small sandy inlet behind a boulder breakwater. The breakwater was built as a community service project between the residents of Niuliʻi and the Kohala Corporation shortly before sugar operations were phased out in October 1975. Lit., the sound of white [caps].

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