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Leeward Oahu Self-Guided Tour

This tour of the leeward (west) side of the Hawaiian Island of Oahu begins just west of Pearl Harbor on Oahu's south shore, and it continues northwest up the leeward coast, ending just south of Kaena Point at Yokohama Bay. Note that there is only a primitive road beyond this point.

You can either drive staight out Farrington Highway to the coast and begin this tour at Barber's Point Harbor, or you can take Fort Weaver Road off of Farrington Highway and also explore Ewa Beach, One'ula Beach, Nimitz Beach, and Barber's Point Beach Park.

The leeward side of an island is the side sheltered from the wind, meaning the wind does not blow onto that shore. The leeward side of Oahu is the dry side, and therefore it does not have nearly as much tropical vegetation as the windward (east) side.

Leeward Oahu has some of the best surfing beaches in the world, including Yokohama Bay Beach, Makua Beach, Kea'au Beach, Makaha Beach (are you still allowed to surf there?), and Mauna Lahilanhi Beach. For more information about Leeward Oahu, see the article Introduction to Leeward Oahu.


If you take Fort Weaver Road off of Farrington Highway before you reach the leeward coast, you can explore these areas:


    - Ewa Beach Park


    - Ewa Beach Town


    - One'ula Beach


    - Nimitz Beach


    - o Barber's Point Beach Park
If you drive straight to the coast on Farrington Highway, your tour will begin here:


    - Barber's Point Harbor


    - Hawaiian Electric Beach Park
    Aka Tracks Beach


    - Nanakuli Beach Park


    - Nanakuli Town


    - Laualualei Town


    - Ulehewa Beach Park
    At Ma'ili Point


    - Ma'ili Town


    - Ma'ili Beach Park


    - Lualualei Beach Park


    - Poka'i Bay Beach Park


    - Waianae Town


    - Kane'ilo Point


    - Poka'i Bay


    - Wai'anae Regional Park


    - Mauna Lahilahi Beach Park


    - Makaha Town


    - Makaha Beach Park


    - Kapuni Point


    - Kea'au Beach Park


    - Ohihilolo Beach


    - Kaneana Cave


    - Makua Beach


    - Yokohama Bay
See also:
- More About West Oahu
- Other Regions of Oahu
- Attractions on Oahu
- Activities on Oahu



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