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Explore North Shore Beaches: Kaena Point State Park

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Kaena Point is a remote, gorgeous rocky shoreline. From November - March, whales are often seen here! I love Kaena Point for it's rugged coastline, and incredible waves. 

Kaena Coastline

The Beach Details:

Optional Kaena Point Hike:

If you're down for the trek, you can walk out to "The Point" in about 1.5 hours (which I totally recommend for the views!). At the point, you'll be able to see the North Shore and West side at the same time! If you're adventurous and willing to hike up the ridge, you'll get a view unlike any other on the island! Bring water, and sun protection...dehydration, and heat stroke can happen pretty fast.

Beach Directions & Access:

From Haleiwa / Waialua, take Farrington Highway past Dillingham Airfield, all the way to the very end! To walk along the coastline, use the main road past the gate.

Kaena Point Parking:

Parking is adequate at the end of the paved road. There are often deep pot-holes in the dirt parking area, so be careful with rental cars. 

Swimming at Kaena Point:

None. In the middle of the summer when the ocean is flat you may find a few quiet coves you can wade into, but this is a very dangerous area any other time of the year.

Lifeguard at Kaena Point:

None. Please note that it takes time for emergency responders to drive out to this remote area, so keep a close eye on children, and stay away from slippery rocks and surging waves.

Restrooms at Kaena Point:

None. You'll need to find a rock to hide behind! 

Kaena Point Surfline Report:

For information on the current conditions at this location, click here.

Kaena Point State Park Images:

Kaena Point State Park

Kaena Point Waves

Kaena Point Trail

Kaena Point Parking

Kaena Point Parking

Waves at Kaena Point State Park

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Explore Oahu: Pu'u Manamana (Crouching Lion)

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As soon as I saw the view, I couldn't believe I'd never done this hike before.
Pu'u Manamana Crouching Lion Oahu hike
I’d heard about Crouching Lion not long after moving to Oahu, but was warned it was not for people afraid of heights. Always being a fairly cautious person, I figured I’d wait, and warm up to it...
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Explore Oahu: Lulumahu Falls and Kaniakapupu Ruins

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Please note: you need a (free) permit to do this hike. You can apply for it here: Lulumahu Falls / Kaniakapupu Ruins Permit
Lulumahu, a popular waterfall hike in the Pali region, is near the Kaniakapupu Ruins, better known as King Kamehameha III’s summer home.
Kaniakapupu Ruins, Oahu
If I hadn’t been with a group that was familiar with the trail, I would have completely passed by the ruins, and I don’t think I would have
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Explore Oahu: Kaneana Cave

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If I get a day to escape, I usually head to the west side of our island. It’s such a different world than the rest of Oahu, and even with multiple visits in the last few months, I’m still not
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Explore Oahu: Pu'u o Mahuka Heiau State Monument

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I was always curious about Pu’u o Mahuka Heiau every time I drove up Pupukea Road. The other day I finally decided to drive back in there to check it out.

I was a little surprised by how far from the entrance the heiau was! But it was worth the drive even for the many unique plants and trees lining the paved road. 

Pu’u o Manuka means “Hill of Escape”, and according to Hawaiian legend

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