You and your pupper can gain access to the beach below the cliffs by parking at one of the two nearby lookouts and finding the trail that descends from the parking area. This is a steep, somewhat challenging path with several switchbacks that lead you down to a stairway for the final 150-foot descent. You and Fido really need to want to go to this beach and be in good shape, especially for the return trip up the cliffs.
While you're at the top of the beach trail, be sure to paws to take in the furtastic views from the cliffs: the turquoise ocean, the palm trees and the colorful tropical flowers that seem to grow everywhere. From above, the coral reefs cast a greenish-yellow/beige hue in the blue water. And, if that's not enough pawsome beauty, you'll notice that the sand is greenish, too! Calcite crystals from the cliff walls cause the hue as well as the sand's barktiful habit of glittering in the sun.
This is not a staffed beach, so there are no concession stands nor lifeguards. There is a water fountain and showers but no restrooms. Bring any supplies needed, such as doggy clean up bags. The beach is long on views, including the iconic Diamond Head Lighthouse that sits at the park's far west end.
While Kuilei Cliffs isn't the most swimmable beach on Oahu, the 1/2-mile stretch of sand provides plenty of shady room to throw down a blanket and relax. The board- and wind-surfers provide your entertainment as they tackle the almost constant rollers headed toward shore. Visitors and locals alike make Kuilei Cliffs a must-stop destination with their furry besties!