Kahana Bay Beach Park Oahu is a picturesque cove with the Ko’olau Mountains providing a dramatic backdrop. With ironwood trees fringing the sand and the emerald cliffs rising beyond, this beach offers a feeling of seclusion that you won’t find on many Oahu beaches.
Located away from the island’s big attractions, this beach becomes a mere stopping point for most, which means you may end up with the beautiful crescent shoreline to yourself, especially if you’re there on a weekday. While the water here can occasionally be murky due to the Kahana Stream emptying into the ocean, swimming conditions can be ideal on clear days. It’s also a picturesque spot for kayaking if you pick up a rental elsewhere, as there are none on site. Bring a picnic and stay for the day, lazing in the shade of the beachside pines, where picnic tables are available. The north end of the beach is a popular spot for camping (permit required) and is frequented by locals on the weekends.
Planning Your Excursion to Kahana Bay Beach Park
Kahana Bay Beach Park is located on Oahu’s east coast along Kamehameha Highway (Hwy 83), approximately 40 minutes from Honolulu. The last half of the drive provides spectacular ocean views as the highway hugs the coastline. This is the ultimate driving experience in Hawaii, where breathtaking vistas fill your windows at every turn. Plan for plenty of time to stop often and admire the views.
Around the Area
Kahana Beach is located near the Crouching Lion Hike, a steep ascent offering sweeping cliffside and ocean views. Enjoy an exhilarating hike before cooling off in the waters of Kahana Bay Beach Park Oahu. You will also find several places to grab a bite to eat as you continue your drive north on Kamehameha Highway toward the town of Punaluu.
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