Hang Out at the Kane'ohe Bay Sandbar

Kane'ohe Bay Sandbar, Kaneohe, Hawaii, United States

  • Activities:

    Stand Up Paddle, Chillin, Kayaking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

Adult Beverages
Beach
Family Friendly
Groups
Scenic

Grab your friends, a boat, and a cooler and spend the day cruising out in the middle of Kaneohe Bay.

There's no better way to spend a relaxing day in Hawaii than sitting out on the Kaneohe Bay Sandbar, surrounded by great views of the Koolau Range and Oahu coastline.

Located in northeast Oahu, the Kaneohe Sandbar is a fun place to spend your day snorkeling, playing water games, and enjoying food and drinks. Be aware that this area is alcohol free during major summer holidays and holiday weekends.

The best way to access the sandbar is by boat, but unless you have a friend with a boat or possess military base access (you can rent from on-base if you hold a license with the Kaneohe MCB Marina), you'll have to go by paddleboard or kayak. Launch from the Heeia Pier or State Park right off of Kamehameha Highway. The paddle is over 1 mile each way and can take some time, so start early and bring lots of sunscreen - there's no shade out there!

Pack List

  • Boat or Kayak
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Snorkel gear
  • Water game activities
  • Cooler
  • Beverages
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Great afternoon hangout!

We paddled out to the sandbar on Kayaks... if this is the method you choose then be prepared to walk your kayak around the sandbar, or bring an anchor of some sort!! Also, don't forget to bring a couple cold ones!

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

Fun breezy spot

Parking is easy, just a bit of a small lot when the beach gets busy. Definitely try jumping off the rock, the water is calmer in the summer. Multi-headed shower is nice for cleaning off the saltwater and grit.

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

Fun breezy spot

Parking is easy, just a bit of a small lot when the beach gets busy. Definitely try jumping off the rock, the water is calmer in the summer. Multi-headed shower is nice for cleaning off the saltwater and grit.

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

Head out early and plan to stay...one of the most unreal places on Oahu

about 3 years ago
about 3 years ago

if you like to surf uncrowded waves, boat over to Pyramid Rock, it can get super fun.

over 4 years ago
over 4 years ago

Shauna Simons

PNW native adventuring around Oahu and beyond with my other half.

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