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Kaena Point State Park

A 780 acre park with a large sandy beach, located in a remote spot on the far western tip of Oahu, at Keawaula Bay. Surf conditions are sometimes calm enough for family swimming in the summer but many times - and especially during the winter - the conditions are only suitable for expert surfers. Park also has tide pools, natural stone arches, a hiking trail, and views of the Makua coastline.

Kaena Point State Park
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Kaena Point Beach Park is a 780 acre park at the end of Farrington Highway (Highway 930). At one time this park was noisy with the sound of motorcycles and all terrain vehicles and full of trash and abandoned vehicles. Now vehicles are banned and many of the native coastal plants, Hawaiian monk seals, and nesting seabirds have returned, and it is a wonderful place to visit.

Relatively remote wild coastline with picnicking opportunities and shore fishing. Large sandy beach at Keawa'ula Bay with board surfing and bodysurfing for experts and swimming only during completely calm conditions in the summer; lifeguard services. Long family hike (2.7 miles one-way) along volcanic coast with tide pools, small natural stone arches and fine views of Makua coastline. Early morning porpoise sightings from point near Kaluakauila stream mouth. Viewing of the large sea cave, Kaneana, legendary home of Nanue the shark man. Hot, dry area with little shade. No drinking water.

Kaena Point Beach

Snorkling at Kaena Point
Photos of the beach at Kaena Point and information about snorkling possibilities in that area.

About Kaena Point
An introduction to Kaena Point and the surrounding area, by David Manzi on the Outdoor Places Web site.

Honolulu Star Bulletin Kaena Point Articles
-2006 May 11: Vehicles Banned from Kaena
-2005 Mar 07: Offroad vehicle damage at Kaena Point
-2003 Oct 04: New Highway from Nanakuli to Kaena?
-2002 Aug 18: Off Roaders Clear Kaena Point Trash
-2002 Dec 01: Albatrosses on Their Way to Kaena
-2002 Feb 24: Reviving Sand Dunes at Oahu's Westernmost Spot
-2000 Tourists Need to Be Warned About Thieves
-1997 Apr 02: Campers Leave Trashy Legacy at Kaena Point
-1997 Feb 03: Kaena Point is Cleaner and Safer Now
-1996 Apr 01: Story of Hiking at Kaena Point
-1996 Mar 25: Kaena Is Healing After Years of Decline
-1996 Mar 25: http://starbulletin.com/96/03/25/news/story4.html"> Kaena Point Shows What Can Be Done

Pictures of Kaena Point State Park
- M. H. Clabaugh Kaena Point Photos
- Hawaii Web Kaena Point Photos


Kaena Point Satellite Tracking Station (more info coming)

See also:
- All Hawaii State Parks on Oahu
- State Recreation Areas on Oahu



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