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Ka'ena Point State Park

81-780 Farrington Hwy

Relatively remote wild coastline with picnicking opportunities and shore fishing. Large sandy beach at Keawa’ula Bay with board surfing and bodysurfing for experts and swimming only during completely calm conditions in the summer; lifeguard services.


  • Long family hike (2.7 miles one-way) along volcanic coast with tide pools, small natural stone arches and fine views of Makua coastline.
  • Early morning dolphin sightings from point near Kaluakauila stream mouth.
  • Viewing of the large sea cave, Kaneana, legendary home of Nanue the shark man.
  • Hot, dry area with little shade.
  • No drinking water.


Megan Schuler

Monday, June 4, 2018
Great easy trail with the kids. Awesome seeing the albatross. We went in the afternoon on an overcast cool day. There is no shade. Advise to go early morning. Takes a good while with kids. So muddy walked it barefoot but next time we will wear water shoes. This was the approach from the west shore (Waianae side). Also advise going early so you have more time to explore at the point.

James Lipsette

Sunday, April 29, 2018
Absolutely beautiful! There's 2 paths to the point, both about 2.5 miles. We took the path Along the rock cliffs. There was 1 area with a little bit of climbing but not difficult. The views were amazing. If going for the amazing sunset views, bring a flashlight. We also so monk seals and several types of birds. The history of the point is it is the place where the souls of the deceased go up to heaven.

Lilyian Lee

Friday, Feb. 9, 2018
This was my favorite spot in Oahu. I love nature the outdoors so this was my "Hawaiian cherry on top of the ice cream" in Oahu. We went in March 2017 and the mountains/vegetation were lush and green. The turquoise waves were stunning and beautiful. Recent rain a few days ago made traversing the total 5 miles (2.5 mile hike in and 2.5 mile hike back) hard with large holes filled with mud and water. But don't let that hold you back it is worth the 5 mile hike. Every now and then beach/access would open up along the hike. The entire hike has hot but the cool ocean mist helped much. The END where the North and West meet is WORTH it. I promise you. The protected sanctuary (Albatross birds abound and flying everywhere) and stunning untouched views of West shore Oahu will leave you breathless. When you get to the fence go through the doors and walk inside. Can't wait to go back. Must haves: HAT/shade protection, water, comfy shoes, food/snacks.

Diana luxuryretreathawaii

Saturday, April 28, 2018
A favorite hike on the West side of Oahu! It is a beautiful cliff walk, which will take to the most western point of the Island. The tip of the hike is absolutely stunning; you will encounter many Albatross, and if you are lucky as we were, you will see some monk seals sunbathing as well. I love the fact, that this hike is more wild, non touristy, and you will drive though a more local area. Make sure you have plenty of water and sun screen, and also sturdy shoes.


Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018
I've done this hike a few times and it never gets old. Located at the very end of the highway on the West side of the island, this hike offers some truly breathtaking views. It's about 2.5 miles to the end and another 2.5 back. Use sunscreen because it's hot and there's zero shade! It can also get bumpy in some areas. Bring some good shoes. No restrooms either. Also, it's pretty straightforward, but there's a part one has to climb carefully towards the end. If you're interested, there's a blowhole about halfway that makes for an interesting sight. There's a bird sanctuary located at the end of the hike, which you have to go through a gate to get to, and no dogs are allowed. You'll see native Hawaiian plants, monk seals, albatross, and if you're lucky, it's a great place to whale watch when the whales are on the island. Great place to watch the sunset, it's unbelievably beautiful, but don't stay out too long, because it gets dark pretty fast. Word of advice, don't leave valuables in your vehicle, for there has been a rise in break-ins.

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