Lualualei Beach Park

2 stars from 1 reviews
Address 86-82 Pokai Bay St, Waianae, HI 96792
Rocky shoreline makes water entry. Not an ideal beach.

Features
• Facilities: Bathrooms • Facilities: Camping
• Facilities: Grassy Area • Facilities: Picnic Tables
• Facilities: Showers • Type: Shady
• Type: Tide Pools • Sand Type: Regular
• Parking: Good / Plenty

Matt Anderson's Take
Lualualei Beach Park is located in Waianae with Ma'ili Beach Park to the south and Pokai Bay Beach Park to the north. There is a sandy beach here but the shoreline has a rocky shelf so entering the water isn't the easiest in most parts and pretty much impossible in others.


That's just one of the reasons this beach is often pretty empty. It does have a few spots along the way with mini-beaches where you can access the water enough to get wet if you wanted but it's certainly not a beach to swim at.


It's usually dead here as most people will be at Pokai Bay Beach Park next door so it can be sort of fun having a beach mostly (or all) to yourself. The water here is clear and blue where you can access it. There are various tidepool areas as well that are fun to check out when the tide is right.


It's also located across the street from (and a bit north of) a sewage treatment plant so sometimes the smells near that plant are pretty gross and depending on how the wind is blowing it may stink a little (or a lot) towards the south end of this beach park. Unfortunately for campers, camping is allowed here (with permit) but the campsites are also at this stinky southern end of the beach.


If you look close on Google Maps you can also see a very obviously manmade straight line heading from the treatment plant to the open ocean and into deep water. Assuming this is where they discharge the treated water then that might make Lualualei Beach Park and Ma'ili Beach Park less than desirable as well. Of course, any water sent into the ocean would be treated first (it's not raw sewage) but accidents happen everywhere and Hawaii seems to have more than its fair share of sewage leaks.
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It's a pretty mediocre beach park at best. From the sewage plant across the street to the rocky shoreline, there just aren't tons of reasons to come here when so many other great beaches are nearby.
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