Located in Hanapepe, near the Port Allen Airport, Salt Pond Beach Park is a great beach for family gatherings with lots of pavilions for eating and plenty of flat space on the beach for games. The beach is lifeguard protected.
The water is relatively calm especially in sumer and the sun bright and warm.
Partially protected by a reef, Salt Pond Beach Park is popular for swimming, picnicking, or exploring tide pools near the Hawaiian salt ponds that give the beach its name.
During the summer months you can still see Hawaiians making salt in the only natural salt pond in Hawaii still used to make salt. Seawater is pumped into containers and allowed to evaporate in the sun.