Kaimu is a black sand beach that is a mere whisper of it’s former self. The original Kaimu Beach was abundant with coconut palm trees, it was covered with lava in 1990. The coastal road was also covered with lava, now the area is well known as ‘end of the road’. The end of the road is the best starting point for the lava flow hike. The end of the road has a cafe and a separate bar that hosts parties, these properties were spared by lava in 1990. The Bar is known as ‘Uncle Roberts’, they also have a fruit stand and sell local honey. Uncle Robert is very active in the Hawaiian independence movement, there is a nice display of pictures and literature regarding Kaimu Beach and Hawaiian independence next to the bar. The black sand beach that is now Kaimu or end of the road is seldom inhabited except for tourists and hikers. The lava created a steep shelf that drops off rapidly past the shore line, and this makes for a dangerous shore break wave. This beach claimed the life of a body surfer this past summer. The lack of people make this a great spot to hang out and get some sun. Aloha.