Laie is nestled on the northeastern shore of Oahu. Although small in size, thousands of people flock to Laie each year to visit the Polynesian Cultural Center. Locals and tourists alike take advantage of the area’s amazing white sand beaches and the laid back way of life. Your furry friend will love hanging out in this small coastal town.
You can’t come to Hawaii without living it up on the beach. Fur-tunately, Laie has some pet friendly beaches, so your pooch can hang out by your side while you soak in the sun. Mahakea Beach is a little known beach, which means you’ll get to enjoy the surf without all the crowds. Be sure to check out Laniloa Beach. Let your pup splash in the waves of this sandy beach. As with all dog friendly beaches on Oahu, dogs must be leashed and need to stay on the ocean side of the high tide debris line.
There’s no doubt your furry sidekick will love island living just as much as you do. But while you’re out enjoying Laie’s natural beauty, just remember to keep your pal safe. Hot sand, lava rock and beached jellyfish are just some of the native hazards. If she can steer clear of these, your pup will have a tail waggin’ time!
Hukilau Beach is located in North Laie and is an absolute must on your Doggy To Do list. Your four legged pal will love feeling sand beneath his paws as he struts his stuff around one of the most pup-ular beaches in the area. Although dogs can splash in the water, they must be leashed at all times. Facilities are not available at this beach, so be sure to bring enough H2O to keep your pal hydrated. Just like people, dogs’ stomachs can become upset from drinking the salty ocean water. No bones about it, this beach is pawsitively amazing!
Your pup will agree- a day at the beach is always a woofin’ good time, especially when that beach is in Hawaii. So leash up your pup and check out Laie Beach Park in South Laie. The park has shaded open grassy areas and picnic tables for an afternoon snack. The actual beach is referred to as Pounders Beach because of the pounding shorebreak that happens most of the year, so keep a close eye on your furry friend. You’ll get an amazing view of Laie Point as you sit back and relax on the white sand. Sounds pupstastic!
Follow the Kamehameha Highway seven miles northwest of Laie, and you and your four legged friend will come to Kawela Bay Beach Park in Kahuku. You can access the park from Turtle Bay, or by a path from Kahuku Land Farms Stand. Either way, you’ll pass through a lush jungle of trees. Be sure to stop and let your pooch admire the giant banyan tree. Once at the beach, find a spot to lay out your towel, then stroll down the shore with your canine companion by your side. Remember to keep her leashed up and on the ocean side of the debris.