Looking for a pawsome beach that’s a little off the beaten path? Wawamalu Beach Park is a great place to take your doggo if they want to see the ocean. Since it’s more rocky than sandy, this beach doesn’t ever get crowded. It’s a nice option if your pup needs a quick beach fix.
At Wawamalu Beach Park, canine visitors are allowed on the
ocean side of the high tide line. This means your doggo can go where the sand
is wet. However, Wawamalu Beach Park isn’t the best place for swimming. Most of
the beach is covered with large rocks. The ocean floor near the shore is also
quite rocky, so frolicking in the water is pretty difficult. But there are some spots
that have decent water access. Find these so your pup can dip their paws in the
seawater. If you're looking for a wide sandy shoreline where you and your pooch
can swim and soak in the sun, try the neighboring Sandy Beach Park.
Since the swimming is limited, you won’t find many people
laying out on the sand or playing in the water. However, you will find a lot of
folks fishing. Bring your pole and see what you can reel in. When the tide is
out, the rocks can harbor pawsome tidepools. You and your pupster can search
for little sea creatures. A word of caution- lava rock can be jagged. Only go
where the rocks won’t hurt your dog’s paws. Also, make sure they don’t disturb
the sea life.
There are no amenities at the beach, so bring plenty of
your own water from home. Also, practice good petiquette by carrying a clean up
bag and picking up after your beloved pup. Since there are no trees, shade is
extremely limited. If it’s an extra hot day, visit the beach in the evening.
Make no mistake, your pup will go coco-mutts over this beach!