Kuilima Cove / Bayview Beach

Kuilima Cove / Bayview Beach
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Address Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, HI 96731
Located right next to the Turtle Bay Resort.

• Facilities: Bathrooms • Facilities: Concession Stand • Facilities: Equipment Rentals • Type: Kid Friendly • Type: Protected From Open Ocean
• Sand Type: Regular • Parking: Good / Plenty • Good For: Swimming

Kuilima Cove / Bayview Beach is located beside the Turtle Bay Resort. While it's sometimes called "Turtle Bay Beach", the actual Turtle Bay Beach is just west of here on the other side of the resort and actually on Turtle Bay. Kuilima Cove / Bayview Beach is the beach guests of the Turtle Bay Resort will most often visit.

Kuilima Cove is considered one of the safer beaches on the north shore for swimming, because of a large reef that keeps it protected from large ocean waves. The waves taper off from the reef by the time it eventually reaches the beach, creating an ideal place for relaxing in gentle ocean water.

Since this beach is right next to a popular resort, it tends to get very touristy and crowded. Guests of the Turtle Bay Resort represent most of the people visiting this beach. If you're a resort guest, all of the creature comforts of a resort beach are here including beach chairs, umbrellas, kiosks for buying sunscreen, and beach side waiters will cater to your beverage needs.

Free visitor parking can be found in the Turtle Bay parking lot. On the downside, the tall resort building casts a shadow over the beach, causing sunlight to disappear long before sunset.

There is a nice access path along a grassy, coastal part of the resort to access Turtle Bay Beach. On the right side of Kuilima Cove (looking toward the ocean) is a jagged reef that many people like to explore. It is jagged, and many people venture out to explore it, but be careful. The reef is sharp and can cause injury if you slip. Avoid it during the winter months as waves will crash upon it making it hazardous.

Fun fact: Queen Liliuokalani, the last monarch of the kingdom of Hawaii, swam here as a child in the mid-1800s.