The stark beauty of this beach is an attraction for many who bring their cameras to take pics of a typical-looking Hawaiian beach, not to mention photos of the surfers in the breakers. Others come to watch the show while they sunbathe on a beach that has no shade (bring the sunblock for yourself and Fido's ears and nose!) A large, well-manicured grassy area holds picnic tables, and a restroom/shower station, pawrfect to wash all that sand off before sharing a picnic with your furry bestie! While weekends see lots of people flocking to the beach, weekdays are quieter and there's a feeling of isolation in the shadow of Koko Crater.
Parking is free and plentiful, there are many tide pools to explore with your furry buddy, and if the two of you are in the mood, a number of hiking trails can be found in the vicinity. Combined with a layabout on the sand, this all makes Sandy Beach a very satisfying experience. Bring any beach essentials, such as water to drink and clean up bags with you.
Be aware that dogs are allowed on this beach below the high tide line, meaning from the debris line to the ocean. Swimming here however, even in the shallows, is not recommended because of the sudden drop-off of the ocean floor near the shore, as well as breakers that don't seem so bad until they hit that drop-off and then become monsters. Even just sitting in the shallows can be hazardous because of "rogue" waves.
Your pooch will enjoy roaming this beach with you and perhaps taking a side trip on one of those pawsome trails. This is one place on Oahu you just have to see!