Note that there's limited swimming on this beach because of the coral reef that sits just beyond the shore. Walking on coral for either you or the pup is illegal, and it isn't kind to paws. However, just to the left is a small piece of the beach that features a sandy bottom, and pawfect for some wading.
Access to Laniloa can be found from the bus stop across Kamahameha Highway, where there's a crosswalk. Access is also possible from Laie Point to the northeast. There's no reserved parking here, but parking on the highway or nearby Naniloa Loop is usually available. Public access stairs take visitors down from the bluff to the sand. The beach doesn't provide amenities like waste bags and trash cans, so be prepared to carry your own clean up bags. Water and any other necessities are good to bring as well.
As with all Hawaii beaches, there are hazards besides the coral to look out for to prevent harm to your fur-baby. Sunburn can happen to doggos, too, so be sure to bring sunscreen and apply it to nose and ears. Debris along the shore includes fish hooks, so watch out for that. Lava rock is sharp on Fido's exposed pads, and if you two do go swimming, riptides and jellyfish are dangers to be aware of, but the warm, shallow water of Cape Laniloa is tempting. After resting, reading and relaxing, you can take advantage of furtastic nearby trails and campgrounds.
If you and your pup are looking for lots of people and other dogs, a bigger beach, swimming from shore, and waves, Laniloa is not for you. But for quiet solitude, shade trees, plus a little swimming, Laniloa can't be beaten!