Holei Sea Arch
Holei Sea Arch
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  • RandyRoss
    Ridgetown, Canada11,735 contributions
    Worth the Drive
    We thought that the Holei Sea Arch was the best part of the Chain of Craters Road. It is really quite a spectacular ending to this scenic road. There is a short walk of about 1000 feet from the parking area at the end of the road to the viewpoint. It's worth the walk. There are restrooms here; always good to know,
    Visited March 2023
    Written 17 April 2023
  • Ron R
    Saint Paul, Minnesota112 contributions
    Beautiful ocean view
    45 minute drive from visitor center with many sights along the way. Approximately 1/2 mile walk from parking to the arch view. Fun to see but to us not as interesting as the other park sites.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 21 May 2023
  • ticoalra
    Jefferson, Maryland310 contributions
    Wow!
    Nice parking area. Short walk to view the sea arch. Bathrooms on site. It was a nice place to stretch our legs after driving the Chain of Craters Road from Volcano before we turned around and went back up.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 July 2023
  • Edward
    Santa Rosa, California1,953 contributions
    Interesting Scenery at the end of the Chain of Craters Road
    The Holei Sea Arch is at the end of the Chain of Craters Road. The drive ends at a parking area with toilets amongst the lava flows at the edge of the shore. There is a short walk to the area where you are allowed to walk out to a spot overlooking the shore, with the waves crashing against the lava-rock cliff. Along it is the Holei Sea Arch. It is fairly small and not easy to get a good picture of since the current viewing area is not that close to the arch itself. The Chain of Craters Road has, in the decades since built, been several times closed or partly closed due to lava flows, and the older viewing area remains can be seen on the walk, having been largely destroyed by lava.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 13 August 2023
  • County-Hunter
    Tacoma, Washington3,175 contributions
    Worth the drive
    It takes about 45 minutes to drive from the visitor center to the end of the Chain of Craters Road where the arch is. But more than likely, you are going to drive at least part of the road to get to the popular lava tubes so the extra time required to drive out and back isn't that bad. When you get to the end, you still have a 10 minute walk to get to the viewing platform. You aren't that close to the arch but I could use the zoom on my iPhone for some pretty decent pics.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 September 2023
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County-Hunter
Tacoma, WA3,175 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
It takes about 45 minutes to drive from the visitor center to the end of the Chain of Craters Road where the arch is. But more than likely, you are going to drive at least part of the road to get to the popular lava tubes so the extra time required to drive out and back isn't that bad. When you get to the end, you still have a 10 minute walk to get to the viewing platform. You aren't that close to the arch but I could use the zoom on my iPhone for some pretty decent pics.
Written 3 September 2023
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Edward
Santa Rosa, CA1,953 contributions
Jun 2023
The Holei Sea Arch is at the end of the Chain of Craters Road. The drive ends at a parking area with toilets amongst the lava flows at the edge of the shore. There is a short walk to the area where you are allowed to walk out to a spot overlooking the shore, with the waves crashing against the lava-rock cliff. Along it is the Holei Sea Arch. It is fairly small and not easy to get a good picture of since the current viewing area is not that close to the arch itself. The Chain of Craters Road has, in the decades since built, been several times closed or partly closed due to lava flows, and the older viewing area remains can be seen on the walk, having been largely destroyed by lava.
Written 13 August 2023
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ticoalra
Jefferson, MD310 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
Nice parking area. Short walk to view the sea arch. Bathrooms on site. It was a nice place to stretch our legs after driving the Chain of Craters Road from Volcano before we turned around and went back up.
Written 1 July 2023
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Ron R
Saint Paul, MN112 contributions
May 2023
45 minute drive from visitor center with many sights along the way. Approximately 1/2 mile walk from parking to the arch view. Fun to see but to us not as interesting as the other park sites.
Written 21 May 2023
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada11,735 contributions
Mar 2023
We thought that the Holei Sea Arch was the best part of the Chain of Craters Road. It is really quite a spectacular ending to this scenic road. There is a short walk of about 1000 feet from the parking area at the end of the road to the viewpoint. It's worth the walk.
There are restrooms here; always good to know,
Written 17 April 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Russell3939
Castle Rock, CO796 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
Didn’t think the arch was spectacular. The drive down to the arch is great. Between the lava field and ocean, it was an amazing view. The arch is a 10 minute walk over mostly paved sidewalk. We only spent a few minutes.
Written 2 January 2023
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KDJERO
Saint Charles, MO752 contributions
Aug 2022
We made the drive to the coast so how can you not walk the 1000 feet to see the arch. It was pretty cool and we got some impressive photos.
Written 22 August 2022
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Mike F
Antigo, WI254 contributions
Jul 2022
We went twice in a two week span during the tropical storm, I have a picture from each time showing before and after a huge part of the arch fell off. How lucky, I hope this lasts!

Very cool drive and worth it for sure!
Written 31 July 2022
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Cynthia H
10 contributions
Jun 2022
This is one of the coolest things to see. It's temporary as erosion will eventually change its looks but so glad that I was able to see the majestic arch.
Written 21 June 2022
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gw2047
Atlanta, GA143 contributions
Jun 2022
Driving to this is incredible and the views at the ocean are amazing. It's well worth the time it takes to drive to the ocean to see the arch.
Written 19 June 2022
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