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Kualoa Regional Park, Oahu, Hawaii

Kualoa Regional Park

Highlights:
  • Beautiful view of the mountain and Chinaman's Hat
  • Spectacular green wall
  • Apua fishpond
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Description:
Just at the edge of Kane'ohe Bay off of Kamehameha Highway, on the Windward side of the island is Kualoa Regional Park. This is a perfect location for having a relaxing time at the beach. It is never crowded, the water is calm and you have stunning views of the Kualoa Mountains and Chinaman's Hat. The location itself is considered as being sacred by the ancient Hawaiians since whale bones used to wash on shore in the location. The bones were used for making jewelry and valuable tools. In Hawaiian, Kualoa means "long ancestral background". Hawaiian chiefs used to bring their children to the park to teach them about their heritage and tradition. Today, the park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Kualoa has a very narrow beach and a shallow ocean bottom near the shore with some rocky patches. There is a very little reef area. It does not ideal for swimming. You should also keep a look out for the Portuguese-Man-of-War (Jellyfish) and the stinging limu (seaweed). High surf and strong current are possible, so, you should always monitor the ocean conditions. On the south end of the park, there is a stone barrier which makes it a very nice area for a dip. Two ancient Hawaiian fishponds, Moli'i and Apua, can also be found there. About 30 campsites are located in the park. A permit is required if you want to use the camping site.

The main attraction of the Kualoa Regional Park  is the beautiful view of Mokoli'i Island (Chinaman's Hat), the nickname was given because the island looks a bit like a coolie hat when watched from offshore. Kualoa Regional Park also has a very large grassy area perfect for a picnic. All throughout the park are scattered ironwood and wiliwili groves and paved paths that go all the way to Apua fishpond and the Ancient Molii Pond.

Kualoa Regional Park is a great escape for recreation, big parking space, many parallel beaches, restrooms, showers, Kualoa ranch is just across the street if you want to buy a snack or go horseback riding.  The area is always nice, and breezy being surrounded by mountains from all sides. It is also very popular with tourists.
 
Type:
Beach
Park
Scenic Lookout
Features:
Bathroom
Camping
Food for purchase
Parking
Picnic tables
Showers
Beach Features:
Fishing
Kayaking
Activities
Location
49-479 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States 96744
Reviews
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(4.8 of 5)
A very nice spot to enjoy a picnic and the mountains and sea views
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A very nice spot to enjoy a picnic and the mountains and sea views.
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One of the most beautiful places i ever visited
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One of the most beautiful places i ever visited
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Very nice park
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Very nice park! Benches are sparsely spaced, but you dont need them. Nice grass to beach drop off.
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Beautiful place
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Beautiful place. However, the public restrooms aren't well maintained.
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