Laie Point State Wayside

Phone (808) 587-0300
4.5 stars from 6 reviews
Address Naupaka St, Laie, HI 96762
Interesting view of rock bridge. Place to grab some nice photos of the windward side.

Features
• Parking: Poor / Few • Good For: Fishing
• Good For: Sunrises

Matt Anderson's Take
Laie Point is a nice side trip as you're driving along the north shore. You won't be able to see this area from the road. It's off on a side street, and you'll be driving through a local neighborhood to get to there. The parking can be tight, and I'm sure the locals are not happy about that.


Laie Point's proper name is Laie State Wayside Park but it's really not much of park or beach, though it is a pretty area to appreciate. Probably the most recognizable part of Laie Point is the small islet with the puka (hole) in the middle.


That hole was formed in 1946 by a tsunami that created what is now a rock bridge formation. Some daring people take their kayaks out to the island and stack rocks on top of each other. Laie Point is exposed to open ocean and the waters can be rough here.


This area is also known for its fishing. You may see some locals parked out on the point with their trucks. These guys don't mess around – they have big tackle and are fishing for Ahi and Mahimahi.


And if you're really lucky, you might see cliff divers jumping into the ocean here. There are some crazy people that love doing flips off the cliffs but this is advanced stuff so don't try this yourself. This isn't smart and can leave you seriously injured or dead.


Laie Point is just a quiet out of the way area to enjoy Hawaii for it's rugged beauty and breathtaking views of the Windward coastline and cliffs. There is no sandy beach here but it's still a pretty interesting place to check out.
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Matt A
Joined: Feb 2013
Reviews: 803
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Great stop for scenic photos more than anything else. Worth a stop if you're nearby for sure.
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Tom T
Joined: Sep 2013
Reviews: 579
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Beautiful place to come for amazing views. Bring a camera and take plenty of photos!
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Kim--4309
Joined: Jul 2016
Reviews: 146
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This beach is beautiful. It's a great place to go for pictures. If you drive through a neighborhood and out to the rocks you can see where the forgetting Sarah Marshall cliff jump was filmed. The scenery is unreal. But please be courteous to those that live there.
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Neal B
Joined: Jun 2016
Reviews: 1
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It was great day to be out and love every moment of it.
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Heather M
Joined: Mar 2016
Reviews: 57
Likes Received: 8
A must stop if you're cruising along the Kam and want to check out as many beaches and scenic points as possible! If you have seen the movie "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," this is the spot where Jason Segel and Mila Kunis' characters leaped from the cliff and into the ocean. I'm not quite that brave, but it definitely was a neat area to check out! One could spend hours here picnicking and even camping, but otherwise, if you're just cruising around the island, anticipate spending about 30 minutes here.
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Beth
Joined: Jul 2013
Reviews: 384
Likes Received: 14
Laie Point State Wayside is stunningly beautiful! It makes you feel like you are so small compared to the world. This is a great place for amazing photos.
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