Kaiwi Coastline

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Beach Rule: On Leash
Restroom: No
Swim Rule: Dog Friendly
Shower Station: No
Fee: None
Description
The 7-mile, 182-acre Kaiwi (Ka Iwi) Coastline is one of Oahu Island's most visited regions. Its stunning beauty, furmazing cliffs and furtastic views from the top of those cliffs attract millions of visitors every year. The Coastline stretches from Sandy Beach Park, where Barack Obama used to body-surf, to Makapu'u Point with its lighthouse.  

Some sections of the Coastline feature large waves that beckon surfers to them and that provide entertainment for those on shore. Since as recently as 2017, the coastline and its inland parcels where sweet potato farms once were have been saved from development and protected for perpetuity. Dogs are welcome to accompany their humans anywhere within the Coastline property on leash, and are free to cavort in the waters of Ka Iwi Channel where fishermen and paddlers brave the waves and wind to pursue their activities.

As beautiful as it is, the beaches and coves of Ka Iwi contain some hazards, such as rocks falling from the cliff faces, a strong current in the channel, possibly falling from a cliff, or being bashed on the ledge that the surf breaks on and where sharks sometimes gather. If all that doesn't stop you and Fido, you'll find many pawsome things to see and do here! There are 2 pupular trails for hikers that run close to the water's edge. The Makapu'u Point Lighthouse Trail and the Kaiwi Shoreline Trail are pawrfect, easy trails with unbeatable views. Whale watching from atop the cliffs can provide endless furscination from November to May each year. Viewing the wildlife like exotic water birds, along with native and transplanted flora are a grrreat way to get a feel for Hawaii and a glimpse into its natural life before the islands were developed. Remember to prepare for no restrooms or drinking water! Bring clean up bags with you too!

The Ka Iwi Coastline preserves for the future the navigational guides used by boaters and swimmers, and honors and supports native genealogy and culture. Grab your fur-baby's leash and head on over there for some unfurgettable times!

Address
Makapu'u Lighthouse Rd
Waimanalo, HI 96795
Hours
Mon 7:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Tue 7:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Wed 7:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Thu 7:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Fri 7:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Sat 7:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Sun 7:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Special Hours
4/1 to Labor Day: Open 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Labor Day to 3/31: Open 7:00 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.

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Address
Makapu'u Lighthouse Rd
Waimanalo, HI 96795
Hours
Mon 7:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Tue 7:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Wed 7:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Thu 7:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Fri 7:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Sat 7:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Sun 7:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Special Hours
4/1 to Labor Day: Open 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Labor Day to 3/31: Open 7:00 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.