Kalama Beach Park

4.5 stars from 3 reviews
Address 248 N Kalaheo Ave, Kailua, HI 96734
Large beach with clear, blue waters and white, powdery sand. Paradise.

Features
• 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

Matt Anderson's Take
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.
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chantel
Joined: Mar 2016
Reviews: 426
Likes Received: 12
Kalama Beach Park is nice. It's a very large beach with beautiful crystal clear water and great for swimming. Not a busy beach either which is nice. We had a great day here ,the beach is just awesome and we will definitely be back to this beach when we come back! It's a must check it out.
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Matt A
Joined: Feb 2013
Reviews: 803
Likes Received: 111
This is an excellent beach so rather than running to nearby Kailua or Lanikai, give this one a try. It's every bit as good as the others and the parking is equally as bad as the others so it's the same win-lose situation! Your best bet is to come during the week instead of a weekend and/or come early to get a spot.
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Tom T
Joined: Sep 2013
Reviews: 579
Likes Received: 33
All the things I love in a beach are here at Kalama Beach Park. Beautiful clean water with white soft sand, few crowds, and long stretches of beach. But the parking is limited, so arrive early to find a place. I would give Kalama Beach Park 5 Stars, but the parking is so bad, that I need to knock off a half point. But once you find parking, plan to enjoy a perfect, albeit breezy, day on an elegant Hawaiian beach.
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