Sandy Beach Park

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Beach Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Swim Rule: Dog Friendly
Shower Station: Yes
Fee: None
Description
Oahu's eastern beaches have a reputation for dangerous surf and rip currents, but none live up to the reputation quite as well as Sandy Beach. Renowned as an expert bodysurfer and bodyboarder's paradise, Sandy Beach is arguably named for the fine sand that gets blown into everything. Equally appropriate nicknames include Broke Neck Beach and Backbreaker Beach. Leisurely swimming is rarely allowed here by the lifeguards and rescues are commonplace. And yet visitors come in droves. So why should you and your fur-baby visit this beach?

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!  

Address
8801 Kalanianaole Hwy
Honolulu, HI 96825
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
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Address
8801 Kalanianaole Hwy
Honolulu, HI 96825
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset