Things To Do

Laie Point Wayside Park

Great views & cliff jumping

Stop by for the view, stay for the cliff jumping. Get to Laie Point early for an amazing sunrise or come any time for a great view of the windward side of Oahu. Situated just north of PCC, its a great scenic point. It gets busy and parking is limited.

Highlights
  • Amazing Views
  • Optional Cliff Jumping when conditions are right
  • Epic waves on windy or stormy days

Hukilau Beach Park

Hukilau has smaller waves, grassy areas to relax at

Hukilau beach has plenty of ocean, sand and grassy areas to enjoy for all sorts of activities. This is a perfect beach for families especially when waves are big on the North Shore during the winter.

Highlights
  • Sandy beach with no reef
  • waves for bodyboarding
  • Grassy area for yoga
  • Less crowded than other North Shore beaches
  • Trees to set up hammocks or slacklines
  • A hidden platform built in a tree

 

Castles Beach

Castles Beach is a perfect place to learn how to surf and relax with small children.

Castle's Beach has smaller waves appropriate for beginners to learn how to surf. Sand and turquoise water are not in short supply. The further south you go on the beach, the more likely you are to hit reef while you swim.

Highlights

Kokololio Beach Park

A low key beach great for families throwing over night parties.

The best place to swim is where people are swimming in the photo below. It is typical to see big families camping out together on the grassy area of this beach. Overnight camping is available.

Highlights

Open grassy field

Turquoise ocean with a sandy bottom

Trees to hang hammocks

Sunrise views in the morning

 

Laniloa Beach, also known as Bikini Beach

A low key beach in Laie

Bikini Beach is a small, low key beach in Laie just south of the Laie Point. It's a good place for sunbathing and diving into a good book. The warm shallow water is perfect for cooling off between chapters.

Highlights

Sandy area next to the cliffs of the Laie point.

There aren’t as many people who come to this beach compared to others.

This beach is a good place to relax and read a book.

Temple Beach

A relaxing beach near BYU-Hawaii and the PCC

A low key beach located in Laie near the Laie Temple. This beach is walking distance for most vacation rentals in Laie. Be sure to check out the south end of the beach.

Highlights

A secluded spot atop a rock on the south end of the beach

Less visitors compared to other beaches

 

Pounders Beach

Pounders Beach throws waves for bodysurfers

The beach is called Laie Beach Park, but locals call it Pounders. This beach brings experienced watermen joy, and inexperienced swimmers pain.  The northern part of the beach has smaller waves appropriate for kids.

Highlights
  • Bodysurfing
  • Boogieboarding
  • Exploring the overhanging reef outcropping
  • The rope swing into the river

 

Lanikai Beach

One of the most picturesque beaches on the island

Soft white sandy beach with gentle waves and a picturesque view of the Mokulua islands.

Highlights
  • Soft white sand
  • Clear blue water
  • Kayaking or paddle boarding to the islands

Hau’ula Beach Park

Monk seals nap on this beach frequently

This beach is along Kam highway. Monk seals have been seen here on this beach regularly. They tend to back up traffic with all the people who want to get a closer look. The palm trees are a highlight of this beach if the seals aren't around.

Highlights
  • Monk seals napping on the beach
  • Picturesque palm trees
  • A good spot to watch the sunrise