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Kahana Bay Beach Park

Oahu, HI
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Ranked #109 of 322 Attractions in Oahu
Type: Parks
Activities: Kayaking, Surfing
Description: A jungle-style park with many streams.
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Phuket, Thailand
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Kahana Bay State Park is far more than just a beautiful Bay and Beach - it is one of the major Ahu'pu'a'a' (land district from the top of the cliffs to the edge of the reef) on O'ahu and in all of Hawai'i. Kahana is an amphitheater valley formed by waterfall and stream erosion. DO NOT climb the cliffs, but... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Soft white sand, calm waters, lack of crowds - what else do you need for a perfect day on the beach?

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Kelowna, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

When visiting Hawaii, I'm not what you'd call a "beach" person. I tend to want to visit places and see things as opposed to suntanning or swimming but this time, I made a point of finding a beach that wasn't swamped with people, had nice sand and a pleasant swimming experience. This beach is it! Being on the windward side... More

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Mililani, Hawaii
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Kahana Bay is not one of the most beautiful beaches in Hawaii nor is it ideal for swimming. But it is a great out of the way spot that is quiet and peaceful- 2 things not easy to find on this island- and it was the perfect spot for a weekend of camping and relaxation. The beach is a stones... More

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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Trailhead is in the rear of the park past the small group of houses that locals still live in that pre-date the state park. Car parking is before entry to the local community. The locals were friendly and our car was undamaged upon return from our hike. Our 7 and 8 year old kids zoomed around the entire 2.5 mile... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Took a drive up HI1 to this little beach. Super quiet, not many visitors frequent this beach which makes it a perfect "get away" from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki or Waimea Bay. When my husband and I visited this beach, it was almost empty of people and it felt like we had our own little private beach. Drive... More

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Mililani Town, Hawaii, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

I spent the day here with 6 friends standup paddle boarding and surfing. The sun was out all day and winds were slight. The water was flat, glassy and extremely clear. The beach is sandy, wooded and feels private even though it is right off of Kamehameha Highway. It is great for kids with a sandy bottom. We also paddled... More

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