Tracks Beach Park is located on the western Waianae coast of O'ahu, and is famed for being one of the best places to watch the sunset on the island. The beach is named after the old Hawaiian railway that once supplied sugar cane all along the western and northern coast of the island. The tracks are preserved, and can be seen running parallel to the beach from Kahe Point heading south. This beach can get busy on a gorgeous day, but offers more of a local vibe than some of the more touristy beaches.
Leashed doggos are allowed to join in on the fun here, as long as they stay in areas below the high tide line. This means they can splash and play on the ocean side of the line marked by ocean debris and seaweed. Free parking is available in a dirt pullout off of Farrington Highway, just after Electric Beach and the power plant. Beach amenities include public restrooms and freshwater rinse showers.
Tracks Beach Park is a convenient place to enjoy some white sand and crystal clear water. The waves here can get strong in the winter, and it's a popular surfing and body boarding location. If you're hoping to catch some waves, check the conditions reports online before heading out. Swimmers should be aware that there is a quick drop off, and certain areas are rocky. Use caution to avoid get hurt from submerged boulders. If you and your canine companion come early in the morning for a stroll along the beach, you may be rewarded with views of pods of dolphins making their daily migrations. In the evening, you can snuggle up with your furry friend and watch the sunset.
Be sure to bring along some waste bags and pick up after your pal, and follow the leash rules. Always make sure you and your doggo have enough fresh drinking water, and somewhere shady to cool off.
Overall, Tracks Beach Park is a pawrific place to enjoy Hawaii's natural beauty with your four-legged friend.