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Malaekahana State Recreation Area

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Off Kamehameha Highway, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
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My favorite place on Oahu

This is easily my favorite place on Oahu. The campground is simple, accessible, and beautiful. I go... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dylan S
via mobile
Worth leaving town

My roomie took me out to this side and when I got back to town I was so sad. I'm not an avid... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Honolulu, Hawaii
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  • Very good35%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“north shore” (7 reviews)
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Off Kamehameha Highway, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is easily my favorite place on Oahu. The campground is simple, accessible, and beautiful. I go on a monthly basis, though during the summer you definitely have to be on top of the days that the camp sites are available online to get a...More

Thank Dylan S
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

My roomie took me out to this side and when I got back to town I was so sad. I'm not an avid camper but the place was clean and had a toilet. The stars were epic and the skies were clear... the sunrise was...More

Thank QD808
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Oahu isn't short of nice beach parks and this is another one. A nice forested area, beautiful beach and little islands that call you to swim out to them.

Thank ccrowe3
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

This beach was beautiful and the sand was very soft. I was able to lay on the beach while my husband surfed! It was just us and another family while we were there! We will return on our next visit with our children!

Thank KelKim22
Reviewed 27 January 2017

we went to this beach by the Campground. It had lovely soft sand, great access, warm water and you could swim, snorkel or surf! As well, the beach is very long so you can go for a 2 hour walk to the other end and...More

Thank Kathy A
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

What a rude awakening to see the confetti of plastic particulates that made up the shoreline. My first reaction was to grab a garbage bag and a net and clean it up. Then, I could see that 100 bags would not have done the job....More

1  Thank Terry S
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

This is a great beach on the North Shore. Almost totally deserted! The waves are perfect for teenagers who like to boogy board. We've visited twice in 4 days here and expect we will visit again before our week in Oahu is over.

1  Thank PearlieGirl
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Most tourists miss this amazing beach because it is halfway between the Shrimp Trucks and the Polynesian Cultural Center. Too bad for them but great for the rest of us. The beach is beautiful, the showers and toilets are convenient, and last summer a food...More

2  Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Malaekahana State Recreation Area is a beautiful, quiet beach in Laie, North Shore Oahu. Our vacation rental was on nearby Laie Point. From our porch and patio areas we could see people walking and swimming to a nearby island...we were intrigued! Unfortunately both days that...More

Reviewed 20 May 2016

Plenty of parking, picnic tables, green space, and a whole,lot of quiet. For some reason, this gem is off most people's radar, but it's one of our favorite spots on Oahu. The beach is never crowded, and though the park is busier on weekends, on...More

Thank UtahCrowe
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