Hang Out at the Kane'ohe Bay Sandbar

Kane'ohe Bay Sandbar

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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Activities Stand Up Paddle, Chillin, Kayaking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Features
Adult Beverages
Beach
Family Friendly
Groups
Scenic

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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!

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.

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.


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