Kahuku Beach

Kahuku Beach
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Address 56-501 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, HI 96731
A gorgeous stretch of beach behind Kahuku Golf Course that few people visit. Hidden Beach located directly beside the Kahuku public golf course.

• Type: Dog Friendly • Sand Type: White • Parking: Good / Plenty • Good For: Boogie Boarding • Good For: Fishing
• Good For: Turtle Sightings • Good For: Whale Sightings

This isn't exactly a hidden beach, but it's one of my favorite spots on the North Shore. So, Shhh - don't tell anyone about Kahuku Beach. Yes, I consider Kahuku Beach another one of Oahu's secret beaches. To access it, you'll need to walk across Kahuku Golf Course. Yes I said that correctly: you need to walk across a public municipal golf course in order to get to the beach. Seems odd, but I think it's what helps keep few people from visiting it. Feels weird to wait for golfers to tee off, then possibly interrupt their game as you scurry across the course with your beach umbrella and stuff.

Fortunately, Kahuku Golf Course had few golfers and it's not a problem to cross. The beach is primarily enjoyed by locals from Kahuku. If visiting, it's best to go mid week if if you want to have the beach literally to yourself. I visited the beach today and was all alone.

Things to know:
It can get windy here - the beach is exposed to open ocean and doesn't benefit from being protected by a cove or bay. The waves continually lap against the sloped shoreline. The currents can be strong during the winter months - you don't want to play in the water when the swell is up.

The beach is great for fishing, and boogie boarding and relaxing in the ebb and flow of the waves. Again, the shore break can be tousle you around a bit. The beach is frequented by local fisherman who cast lines, and sometimes nets from the reef. On our most recent visit we saw a monk seal, and several Honu - The Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle playing in the water. One of the honu flipped over on its back, and started waving his flipper at us. Or so it seemed.

On the downside (other than the winds), there's often a lot of washed up debris on the beach, which is sad. Nearly every time I visit, there are plastic bottles, and other trash washed up on it. I hate seeing it, but fortunately there are eco groups that sponsor beach cleanup days. There aren't any shady trees, so be sure to wear a hat and sunscreen.

There aren't any restrooms nor showers. The closest parking is at the Kahuku Golf Course parking lot.

Since this beach is primarily enjoyed by locals, it's a good idea to be respectful of your surroundings and the people.