Kuilima Cove / Bayview Beach

5 stars from 4 reviews
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

Full Description
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.

Joined: Mar 2016
Reviews: 426
Likes Received: 12
Kuilima Cove / Bayview beach is beautiful. We didn't swim here but we stopped off for a walk and to take pictures. It's right next to Turtle Bay Resort and it's gorgeous. It was very quiet when we went as it was morning time but I do wanna get back out there to swim and have a great day at the beach. Go check it out, gorgeous beach!
Matt A
Joined: Feb 2013
Reviews: 803
Likes Received: 111
This is a really nice beach but something more for the resort guests. I don't know that it's great enough to drive to if you're not staying here since there are better beaches around. But, the cove is nicely protected so a good family beach for this side of the island.
Joined: Jul 2016
Reviews: 146
Likes Received: 2
Turtle bay is my favorite! The beach is a little busy with people staying at the hotel... And locals. But it's still beautiful. If you're lucky you'll see monk seals, turtles, and whales in the winter. And take a stroll down the trail along the beach. It goes for miles and the views are amazing.
Jennie S
Joined: Mar 2016
Reviews: 39
Likes Received: 2
A very nice and calming beach to go to. I saw some sea turtles lounging in the sand when I visited. They, of course, were roped off so no one could touch them, but I was able to take some amazing photos! The warm is warm and the sand doesn't ever get too hot. It's a nice place to just drive to, park your car, and walk along.
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