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Kuliouou Beach Park and Paiko Lagoon

Oahu, HI
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Kuliouou Beach Park and Paiko Lagoon, Oahu Hawaii

Description

Shady trees, dry lawn with plenty of picnic tables, and a thin strip of sand littered with coral and rocks are what you'll find at Kuliouou Beach Park. It's nice to relax here at sunset and enjoy the wonderful breezes off the bay. During the week you may have the park completely to yourself, but on weekends it will be packed with local families. There are pretty views of the bird sanctuary across the water, the volcanic crater Koko Crater and Koko Head. You can't swim here in Maunalua Bay, but you can watch the fishermen walk out on the reef to gather mussels.
Wear slippers on the grass as there are pokis (thorns)- ow! There are some sketchy people that hang out by the bathrooms so don't come alone at night.
Where Kuliouou Rd dead ends at the water, you can see ducks from the bird sanctuary. They tend to hang out on the lawn of the Gedatsu Church of Hawaii. The last time I was there we saw six baby ducks who didn't have a mother (but were regularly fed by a boy who lives nearby) and eight tiny newborn ducklings following their mother around. Very cute! There is also a one-legged chicken who joins the gang. After dark there are a ton of frogs on this road croaking like mad and it's fun to take your kids here for a "froggy adventure." Kids also like the bubbly popping sound that the mud makes at the shoreline at low tide.
Bring a picnic lunch- Bale is my favorite: Hawaii Kai Places to Eat.

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Picnic table at Kuliouou Park.
Picnic table at Kuliouou Park.
A peaceful picnic on a sunny day at Kuliouou Park.
A peaceful picnic on a sunny day at Kuliouou Park.
Paiko Lagoon, to the west of Kuliouou park, at dusk.
Paiko Lagoon, to the west of Kuliouou park, at dusk.
View of Koko Head and Maunalua Bay from the strip of sand to the east of Kuliouou Beach Park.
View of Koko Head and Maunalua Bay from the strip of sand to the east of Kuliouou Beach Park.
You can walk along the sand from Kuliouou Beach Park and see this view of the Canoe Club shack across the water.
You can walk along the sand from Kuliouou Beach Park and see this view of the Canoe Club shack across the water.
View of Kuliouou Valley as you drive in from Kalanianaole Hwy.
View of Kuliouou Valley as you drive in from Kalanianaole Hwy.
A dog enjoying a fine morning at Kuliouou Park.
A dog enjoying a fine morning at Kuliouou Park.
Koko Head and clear water.
Koko Head and clear water.
The misty mountains you see from the park.
The misty mountains you see from the park.
I love the mountain views from Kuliouou Beach Park.
I love the mountain views from Kuliouou Beach Park.
You can see the sealife under the water.
You can see the sealife under the water.
A sandbar makes for a pretty variation of color.
A sandbar makes for a pretty variation of color.
Portlock Point can be seen from the park.
Portlock Point can be seen from the park.
Cluster of palms- view as you walk along the sand.
Cluster of palms- view as you walk along the sand.
Cute view of Koko Crater.
Cute view of Koko Crater.
The color of the water is gorgeous!
The color of the water is gorgeous!
Paddle team.
Paddle team.
Palm tree sky.
Palm tree sky.

Directions

From Kalanianaole Hwy, turn toward the ocean on Kuliouou Rd. Turn left on Summer Street and then right on Bay Street. There is a large parking lot.
There are restrooms.

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Last Updated Sat, 13 Jul 2013 20:14:33 GMT