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Kaka'ako Waterfront Park (Point Panic Beach Park)

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Neighborhood: Ala Moana - Kakaako
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Address: Cooke St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-5419
Phone Number: +1 808-587-2870
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Beautiful!

This is an amazing beach! It's beautiful, has incredible views, and it's not as crowded as some other beaches, at least not while we were there.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 19, 2015
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Won't let me go back to when I last visited but it's still a place that brings back great memories of bring in the new year(s) before I was an official resident of the island. And they usually have somethings going on throughout the year so if your on the island look it it up an see what festivities will... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

This is an amazing beach! It's beautiful, has incredible views, and it's not as crowded as some other beaches, at least not while we were there.

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Wahiawa, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

This beach used to be a bare field, with a small path leading to the black rocks where we would jump in with our fins and bodyboards and Rush 'Point Panic'! Since the 80's, they have created a beautiful park and walking paths, covered areas with picnic tables for parties or a meal by the sea, and showers to rinse... More 

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LOS ANGELES
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2015

A destination place for all Honolulu residents; but especially for the Kaka'ako Maua residents...... When President Barack Obama live in Honolulu he use to surf here.....

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British Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2015

Another great find, close to cruise ship terminal. 10-15 minute walk from there. Lots of grassy areas and a lovely walking area around the ocean. Very pretty, wedding photoshoot going on when we were there. Can see Ala Moana Park from here. Washrooms I went into were iffy, no doors on the cubicles. Lots of people living in tents but... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2015

I was waiting for my friend and as a tourist after 4pm (which is the time most attractions close), I instinctively looked for the sea. The closest park was the Kakaako Waterfront Park. It was so unexpected, I walked and walked and went over the little hills where everyone was lying down soaking the sun or taking wedding photos. Once... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

What a beautiful place to catch the Hawaiian sunset. We typically have family picnics here as its fairly clean and the parking is ample and close to the picnic tables. Even on the weekends we notice that the park employees are cleaning up the area. Yes at times the grass could be better keep but oh well. Grab a plate... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Came here for the NYE party and it was fantastic. Drinks are expensive so id recommend pre-gaming. There were different stages and DJ's playing EDM music and the fireworks were killer.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

Growing up in sweet Hawai'i nei, Kakaako was one of my favorite places to visit. To just sit out on the rock wall, plate lunch in hand staring out into the ocean. My last visit I noticed that the park hasn't been maintained. The grass was overgrown, weeds everywhere, trash all over the place and graffiti. What a shame. I... More 

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

I've visited there many times with my daughter when she rode her bike, and with friends to cast a lei for her father whose ashes were scattered there. We've had picnics there. Now there is a Children's museum and the University of Hawaii Medical School is there, too. Changes have taken place, but the essence of the place remains. Memorials... More 

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