Kalama Beach Park

Kalama Beach Park
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Address 248 N Kalaheo Ave, Kailua, HI 96734
Large beach with clear, blue waters and white, powdery sand. Paradise.

• Facilities: Bathrooms • Facilities: Grassy Area • Facilities: Showers • Type: Dog Friendly • Type: Kid Friendly
• Sand Type: Powder • Sand Type: White • Parking: Poor / Few • Good For: Kayaking • Good For: Sunrises
• Good For: SUP • Good For: Windsurfing

This Kalama Beach Park is located on the windward (east) side of Oahu in the city of Kailua and right in the middle of Kailua Bay, so not to be confused with Maui's Kalama Beach Park. It's actually right next to (northwest of) the popular Kailua Beach Park and Lanikai Beach. So you'll get the same gorgeous blue waters and powdery sands here but often with far fewer crowds.

The beach here is also very long with plenty of room to spread out even on weekends. It's easy to assume that this is just part of Kailua Beach Park but it's was actually part of a private estate until the City & County of Honolulu acquired it years ago. If you haven't been to a beach in this area it's worth the trip, the water colors and incredibly soft sand are very unique here.

In most cases, the wave action here is relatively small and the water is very inviting. The only real downside to this beach is the parking situation which is very small and doesn't accommodate enough cars and there is no street parking. That's basically par for the course with beaches in this area and I'm sure the residents enjoy keeping it this way considering how crowded Kailua gets with tourists.

Regarding facilities, there is a restroom and a shower, both of which are clean and well maintained. It does gets windy here, which is great for kitesurfing and windsurfing. If you're lucky, you may see one of the world's greatest windsurfers - Robbie Naish – tear it up on Kailua Bay . He usually launches from Kailua Beach Park, but you’ll be able to see him jetting across water at Kalama Beach. He has 24 world titles. Not bad for a local boy.