Kahana Bay Beach Park

Kahana Bay Beach Park
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Address 52-181 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, HI 96744
A hidden gem of a beach with few people and beautiful scenery.

• Facilities: Bathrooms • Facilities: BBQ Grills • Facilities: Camping • Facilities: Grassy Area • Facilities: Picnic Tables
• Facilities: Showers • Type: Kid Friendly • Type: Protected From Open Ocean • Type: Shady • Sand Type: Regular
• Parking: Good / Plenty • Good For: Fishing • Good For: Kayaking • Good For: Snorkeling • Good For: Sunrises
• Good For: SUP

Kahana Bay Beach Park is located in the Kaneohe area on the east side of O'ahu across from the Ahupua'a O Kahana State Park and at the base of the Ko'olau Mountains. Kahana Bay is a half moon shaped cove, that is well protected from the open ocean. It's probably one of the best protected coves on the Windward side.

It's a sand bottomed beach that has most of the things you're looking for when searching for that special spot to getaway in Hawaii - peaceful, few people, beautiful sandy beach, good swimming, snorkeling, paddle boarding, etc. On the north side, up the road from the campground, is a dock and small parking lot that is nice spot to drop a fishing line. It's also a great spot to take a picture of the bay.

There are campsites on the beach side of the the state park which cost $5 each. You can make your reservations with the State Parks Office at (808) 587-0300. There are porta potties on the beach side of the road, and concrete proper restrooms on the Ahupua'a O Kahana State Park side.

In terms of weather, Kahana Bay can be really rainy during the winter months, and runoff from the Kahana stream dumps right into the bay, turning it an ugly muddy color. So, summertime is your best bet for having a lovely day. There are shaded trees, picnic tables, and showers.

Kahana Bay feels like it could be a summer camp location, but there is no lifeguard so keep an eye on the keiki (kids). During the summer months, you may find Limu - Stinging Seaweed. Also, be aware of Hawaii Box Jellyfish and Portuguese Man-O-War. Box Jellyfish predictions can be found here, but man-o-war are more unpredictable.