Pup-friendly Kahe Point Beach Park, also known locally as Electric Beach, should not be confused with another small beach just to the north named "Hawaiian Electric Beach Park." Both beaches derive their names from the Hawaiian Electric Company power plant that sits across the highway from them. The plant collects sea water to cool its coils and has run two large pipes into the ocean here to circulate warm, clean water back.
The warm water here makes for a pupular spot for snorkeling and diving as it attracts pawsome numbers of sea turtles and many other species to its warm jets. Rays, many kinds of fish, crustaceans and invertebrates join the turtles as they play and feed near the pipes. A word of caution: don't swim past the pipes' openings, because the force of the water can send a person far enough out to sea that even strong swimmers struggle to get back to shore because of the strong currents. Although the pipes are 20 feet below the surface, you can see the jets' bubbles from the beach.
This quiet and peaceful sand beach offers great views from shore, including whales, rocky cliffs and the far, flat azure horizon. Because Kahe is located on the west side of Oahu, sunsets are especially furtastic. Note that doggos are only allowed on the ocean side of the high tide line, which is generally marked by debris or seaweed.
The Kahe Point Beach Park also features a grassy picnic area with tables, barbecue pits and restrooms, and plenty of shade from trees and a pavilion when you and your fur-baby need a respite from the sun. The water is quite shallow near shore, but be aware there is no lifeguard posted here. Bring what you need in terms of food, water and doggy waste bags, as they're not provided either. And please remember to pick up after your pup!
If you and your poochy friend are looking for a protected beach where you can splash in the water, relax on the sand and picnic under the pavilion, Kahe Point Beach Park is the place for you!