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Kaaawa, Hawaii

Top Spots in and near Kaaawa

  • Honolulu, Hawaii

    Diamond Head Beach Park

    4.0
    Diamond head has a couple of good breaks close to town if you're looking to get away from the crowds at Waikiki Beach. There are easy trails down to the beach and channels to paddle out in - the paddle is a little long, so mentally prepare yourself. The two main breaks are Cliffs and Lighthouse. ...
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  • Honolulu, Hawaii

    Koko Head Botanical Garden

    5.0
    1.71 mi / 276 ft gain
    Koko Head Botanical Garden is a loop trail offering a hike for the whole family. The trail is wide, well-marked, with minimal elevation gain. Along the loop, the sections are well-marked with information about which regions of the world the vegetation is native to. You can complete the loop clock...
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  • Honolulu, Hawaii

    Hike the Makapu'u Point Lighthouse Trail

    4.4
    2.5 mi / 708 ft gain
    If you're looking to get moving and get your heart rate up or want a place to snap great photos, start with hiking to Makapu’u Lighthouse. The lighthouse was built in 1909 on a 600-ft cliff, which overlooks Makapu’u beach. The hike is more of an uphill walk and can be done in sandals unless you’...
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  • Honolulu, Hawaii

    Hike to Pele's Chair

    1.3 mi / 150 ft gain
    Pele, the Hawaiian volcano goddess, is said to have sat here just before finishing her volcanic activity to form Oahu.  She left here and moved on to the islands of Molokai and Lanai.   The hike is only about a mile to the beach.  You start at the parking area for the Makapu’u Lighthouse Trail.  ...
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  • Honolulu, Hawaii

    Alan Davis

    4.5
    Alan Davis is what the locals call it, but the official name is the “Ka’Iwi Scenic Shoreline” and it's known to be a good place to do some cliff jumping because of the easy access, clear water, and poles that are already positioned for jumpers in the rocky shoreline. Park in the same lot that ta...
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  • Honolulu, Hawaii

    Koko Head Crater Trail

    4.4
    1.6 mi / 961 ft gain
    While hiking up the Koko Head trail, don't get too intimidated, there are grandparents and young kids hiking up these tracks. Take a sip of water, muster your mental toughness, and put one foot in front of the other along the rail trail. Once you're moving, there's no way you'll turn back! When y...
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  • Honolulu, Hawaii

    Bodysurfing at Sandy Beach

    5.0
    If you’re looking to get away from the over-crowded beaches in Waikiki or you’re looking for a consistent bodysurfing spot with waves year-round, look no further. Sandy Beach is on the east side of the island and is exposed to wind swell most of the year. If you’re not a strong swimmer, we strong...
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  • Honolulu, Hawaii

    Koko Crater Arch via Halona Blowhole Lookout

    4.5
    0.92 mi / 371 ft gain
    Park at the Halona Blowhole lookout and carefully cross the highway.. Walk west, towards Hawai'i Kai, and in a hundred feet or so you will pass mile marker 15, the trail starts on the rocks just past this marker. Carefully make your way up the rocky hill and onto the ridge, here you will find a t...
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  • Honolulu, Hawaii

    Halona Cove

    5.0
    When driving along the Kalonianaole Highway, traveling towards east from Hawai'i Kai, keep an eye out for the Hanola Blowhole lookout... Park at the lookout and walk out towards the highway. It is here, next to the entrance, that you will find a trail heading down into the cove. From the road it ...
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  • Honolulu, Hawaii

    Snorkel at Hanauma Bay

    4.3
    With a high fish populations, calm shallow water, and white sand, Hanauma Bay is the perfect snorkeling destination on Oahu. Large reefs teeming with marine life are located a short swim from shore. The water is calm, and the bay is protected from waves, making it a great spot for beginners and a...
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  • Honolulu, Hawaii

    Cliff Jump at China Walls

    5.0
    I was told about this spot by a friend who lived there for a little, and it turned out to be amazing. The waves break and crash right against the wall where you can catch a wave or just jump right in. No long beach to walk on, few people, and amazing blue water.Head towards Koko Kai Mini Beach Pa...
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  • Honolulu, Hawaii

    Spitting Cave

    0.27 mi / 161 ft gain
    Spitting Cave is a short loop trail located in Eastern Honolulu, Hawaii near Hanauma Bay. The trail is a little steep and rocky, sturdy shoes are recommended. This is a great location to see the sunset if you'r e near Hawaii Kai during the right time of day. 
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  • Kapolei, Hawaii

    Tracks Beach

    5.0
    Coming from Honolulu you'll take the H1 West to the 93 West and just stay on that the whole way until you see the turnoff on your left. From the North Shore, it's a little more complicated, but take the 83 West to the 99 South, jump on the H2 South, then the H1 West to the 93 West (clicking on th...
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  • Honolulu County, Hawaii

    Snorkel at Electric Beach

    4.5
    The beach might not be very big but fortunately the Ocean has plenty of space. This is an awesome snorkeling spot. You can see tons of fish. The electric company right across the street has a large pipe that runs into the ocean and releases a heavy amount of hot water. This causes many fish to co...
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  • Waianae, Hawaii

    Makua Beach

    Getting There:  From Honolulu, head west on the H1 and follow signs for Waianae. Continue as the H1 turn into Farrington highway and drive along the coast. On your way to Makua Beach you will pass through Waianae and a couple small towns; depending on your schedule you may stop at a couple beache...
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  • Kapolei, Hawaii

    Yokohama (Keawaula Beach)

    5.0
    Getting There:   Traveling from Honolulu, follow signs toward Waianae: the H1 turns into Farrington highway (93) as you reach the west side of the island. Continue on Farrington highway until you reach the yellow gate marking the end of the road and Yokohama will greet you. As you drive through t...
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