This beach is used mostly by fishermen, and its solitude may be the reason why. Offering no parking or amenities, Hanakailio can only be reached by hiking in from Marconi Road, or riding a bike. The trek, however, will be worth every sore muscle. The very opposite of Waikiki and other more well-known beaches, this is a gem for folks and their pups who want to avoid the crowds and noise. From where it sits on Kawela Bay, one of its greatest attractions are the furtastic sunsets.
Canoeing or kayaking out into the bay might get you a look at a huge green sea turtle, and the bay floor is pawrfect for snorkeling. Whales can be seen in the winter as they make Oahu their winter home and spawn their young before returning to the colder waters of Alaska.
The access trail isn't the only hikeable path near this beach: the Kahuku Point trail is about 5 miles long, and because of its easy surface and low dunes, it only takes about 2 hours to complete. A white picket fence and dense naupaka shrubs accompany you on your travels, and the ocean keeps you grounded in the Hawaiian spirit. Kahuku Point is the northernmost place on Oahu and is well worth the effort to experience the pawsome sensation of being at the tip of the island.
There are no restrooms or shower facilities here, so come prepared with what you need for your comfort, including plenty of water for you and Fido, and clean-bags for picking up doggy donations. And don't forget the snacks!
Worshipping the sun or sitting in the shade of an ironwood tree, this is a beach for quiet and serenity. You and your fur-baby will love it!