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“This is a place the locals go to snorkel.”

Kahe Point Beach Park
Ranked #11 of 40 things to do in Kapolei
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

There's a pavilion, outdoor showers and a beautiful view but not many trees for shade. It's a little difficult getting in and out of the water. Only a small beach and the waves can be difficult. Warm water enters the ocean at the end of drainage pipes from the electricity plant across the street. This is where the fish congregate. It's a ways from shore so bring a buddy. No bathrooms or food.

2  Thank Sandra W
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

This beach is also known as Electric Beach b/c of the power plant across the road. A line from the plant discharges hot, clean water into the ocean and it creates a lot of bubbles which fish love, you if you can find where this pipe ends, there's always a ton of fish there. Its about 100 feet out.

This is a great snorkel spot unlike others that get super crowded. Though I will say there was a scuba class, about 8 other individual snorkelers, and a spear fisherman while we were there. More crowded than I expected.

The waves are strong getting into the water so proceed with caution. The rocks aren't sharp but they are slippery. We saw some dolphins off in the distance while we were snorkeling, and a ton of great fish, but no turtles. (we went on a wed am around 10).

Be respectful of the sea life and other swimmers while you are there.

2  Thank travelreimagined_jen
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

If you want to get away from the (fun) hustle of the "city".....take a drive down to the end. This is where the souls of the ancient Hawaiians are said to have departed. Quiet, local, and LOTS of white sand!

1  Thank nance1995
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

The other reviewers have mentioned all the key points. Fins are highly recommended. The surf break can be intimidating as the wave breaking on the beach can be big. After you swim out around 50 yards, the visibility is excellent. Saw several turtles and enjoyed the fish. Not for young kids and inexperienced swimmers.

2  Thank Dean D
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

This is a great place to snorkel, especially if you are staying in the Ko Olina area. The lagoons are nice and calm, but nothing like this place. The beach area itself is small, and the parking lot can get full early. The objective is the open end of a warm-water outflow pipe from the adjacent power plant, about 200 yards offshore. It attracts a huge amount of fish, so that you feel as though you are swimming in an aquarium. Once out past the wave breakpoint, the water is very clear, and visibility is great. We were fortunate enough to see a green sea turtle while we were here, although that was probably within 50 feet of shore. The swim back is more tiring that the swim out due to currents, so don't snorkel here unless you are experienced and a strong swimmer. If you are, it's very worthwhile.

1  Thank brimel
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