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Kahana Bay Beach Park

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Address: Oahu, HI
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Activities: Kayaking, Surfing
Description: A jungle-style park with many streams.

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Nice road trip break

We stopped here to stretch our legs and have a quick photo op on our trip from Honolulu to the Polynesian Cultural Center. It is a beautiful beach and spent longer there than we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Tracy, California
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Stuart, Florida
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219 reviews 219 reviews
67 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We stopped here on a recent drive around the island. This park is located along the Kamehameha Highway adjacent to the Kahana Valley. While here we took the time to hike the Kapa'ele'ele trail which starts adjacent to the visitors center. This one mile trail takes you to some wonderful vantage points that look out over the bay. It also... More 

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Tracy, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We stopped here to stretch our legs and have a quick photo op on our trip from Honolulu to the Polynesian Cultural Center. It is a beautiful beach and spent longer there than we had planned. Being on the windward side (East) of the island, it is wetter and rainier that Honolulu which is fine if you plan for it.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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318 helpful votes 318 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The eastern side of the island is much less crowded than Waikiki and this little beach makes a nice place to rest and relax. There is a pine woods that buffers the road from the beach and the scenery is worth a stop. While I visited, there were only two other families who were there. They have showers and some... More 

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Cincinnati
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401 reviews 401 reviews
176 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This beach is attached to a state park so there are plenty of services, yet it is still somewhat isolated and secluded. There are plenty of shady areas and beautiful beach. Take some time and relax there.

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Phuket, Thailand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Auckland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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37 reviews 37 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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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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