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Kekaha literally means “the place” in Hawaiian. For most of the 20th century, the Kekaha Sugar Mill (owned by Amfac) was the centerpiece of agriculture on Kauaʻi’s west side. The sugar mill had a major influence in Kekaha’s development, including banking, employment, transportation, housing and utilities such as water and electricity. The mill employed several generations of local families. It closed in 2000 when the entire sugar industry in Hawaiʻi collapsed.


  • U.S. Navy Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) – Must attain a base pass to go onto the base, but the beach is pristine!
  • Kekaha Beach Park – Offers splendid views of Niʻihau, Hawaiʻi’s Forbidden Island.