Malaekahana’s long white sand beach is perfect for relaxing strolls, volleyball, and suntanning. The bay even has a secluded island where seabirds nest. Green sea turtles swim in the azure blue waters. A rope hangs on an ironwood tree. This is picturesque Malaekahana Hawaii.
How to Get to Malaekahana Beach
The bay is located on the northeastern shore of Oahu between La’ie and Kahuku. There are two entrances to the bay. On the south side near La’ie is one entrance to the Malaekahana State Recreation Area, where there is a parking area and campground. The second entrance at Malaekahana State Recreation Area Kahuku Section has campsites and cabins. There are no lifeguards at Malaekahana Beach. Reef shoes are advised.
What to Do
In addition to volleyball, beach walks, and suntanning, surfing and bodyboarding here is good during the winter, when the waves at Malaekahana Hawaii are a bit bigger.
At the south end of the bay is Moku’auia Island, also known as Goat Island. When it’s low tide, you can walk to the island. When the tide is higher, grab a bodyboard or a surfboard and paddle out. You’ll spot green sea turtles and nesting seabirds, though the area where they nest is off-limits to humans. The island is a private paradise.
What to Do Nearby
If you’re feeling adventurous, we highly suggest trying out a zipline tour. Just a short drive away is CLIMB Works Keana Farms, the longest zipline tour on Oahu. The tour ranges from 500 feet to a half a mile long.
The zipline is located on Keana Farms, which has been a working agricultural farm for many decades. Each year the farm produces over a million pounds of produce for local markets.