Paiko is not much of a swimming beach, although its shallow waters and gradual descent to the ocean floor make it appealing to families and doggos. Close to shore lies a coral reef, which makes swimming out to the breaker line a challenge. Many surfers and paddle boarders use their boards to skim the top of the reef to get to deeper and more exciting water. Kayakers use this beach to put in as well.
At low tide, mud and sand flats are exposed and can be walked upon, but always keep an eye on the ocean and never turn your back on it - it can surprise you and your pup with a fast incoming tide or rogue wave.
Paiko Peninsula lies at the end of the beach, where it encloses Paiko Lagoon. The Lagoon area is a wildlife preserve where many birds live, but it's off-limits to puppers, unfortunately. Locals call this peninsula "Sand Point," and while there are homes and resorts on the peninsula, it has been controlled to limit the density of human life, to protect the sanctuary.
This beach is on the southeastern end of Oahu, meaning visitors and their barky-buddies are treated to both furrific sunrises and pawsome sunsets. It's used for many photo shoots and is the pawrfect spot to get some furbulous pics of your canine buddy and best friend! Bring all beach essentials for a barktastic day, including water and clean-up bags.
Lying on the beach between high tides, picnicking on the park lawn or walking from one end to the other with Fido are just some of the reasons to visit Paiko. Another is the solitude and quiet - this is a very low-traffic beach and sometimes the two of you will have the beach totally to yourselves. Arf!