On the northeast shore of the island of O'ahu, dogs can join in on the beach times. Kokololio Beach Park welcomes dogs in areas below the high-tide line, meaning the ocean side of the debris line which is often marked by seaweed. Kokololio means "gusty" in Hawaiian, and having a good time with your canine companion here will be a breeze. The beach is often much quieter that other beaches in the areas, and is characterized by it's silky soft sand and clear waters.
The beach is located just south of the popular Polynesian Culture Center, in the town of Laie. Once you arrive, you'll find a large parking lot where you can unload your pup from the car. The first thing you'll see is a grove of trees and large grassy area, and you'll need to head over the hill to reach the beach. Other amenities here include showers, restrooms, and picnic tables. Locals often use this beach park for camping on the weekend, but dog's are not permitted to camp.
In the summer, the water at Kokololio Beach is calmer and great for snorkeling and swimming. In the winter, you can watch the waves crash against the shore or enjoy some surfing. No matter the season, you can catch a beautiful sunrise here in the morning, or splash around with your doggo in the water. On the northern side of the beach, there are picturesque limestone sea cliffs that stretch out into the ocean , which were used by ancient Hawaiians to locate fish in the bay.
Before heading to the beach, check the temperature and make sure your pup has plenty of fresh water and shade on a hot day. Swimming and running in the sand is great exercise, but make sure your pal doesn't overdo it in all the excitement. Please help keep the beach safe and clean by keeping your dog on a leash and picked up after at all times. Bring clean up bags, and water to share.
Kokololio Beach is the pawfect way to enjoy some quality time with you dog in Laie.