Imagine relaxing on a beach with your favorite four legged friend and enjoying some ocean scenery. Sounds pawsome, right? You can make this dream a reality if you pack up your pooch and head over to Lualualei Beach Park. Located on the western shore of Oahu, this furrific beach is named after the Lualualei Valley, and is sandwiched between Ma’ili Beach and Pokai Beach.
At just 18 acres, this
certainly isn’t the largest beach in town. It’s also not the best beach for
swimming. There’s a limestone shelf just off the coast, so water access is kind
of limited. Most folks skip over this beach, so it’s rarely, if ever, crowded.
So if your doggo is looking for a quiet place to walk in the sand, this place
will make their tail wag!
Canine visitors are welcome to enjoy the beach anywhere
beneath the high tide line, which is usually marked by a line of washed up
seaweed. However, since LuaLualei has a rocky shore, this may not be the case.
Your pup will be glad to know that there are a few small sections of the surf
that are free of rocks. So going in the water is not totally out of the
question. Your furry pal will love
dipping their paws in the refreshing ocean.
When your pup is through wading, stroll along the wet
sand so they can see the rest of the beach. When the tide is out, check the
rocks for tidepools. As you walk on the rocks watch for sharp edges, you don’t
want your pup to hurt their paws. There are a few campsites on the beach and each
one requires a permit. You’ll also find picnic tables, showers, and restrooms.
Remember to bring clean up bags, pick up after your pup, and always have cold water on hand.
This beach will leave your pup saying Aloha!