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AIEA BAY STATE RECREATION AREA
Off Kamehameha Highway at McGrew Loop
near Aloha Stadium, Aiea.
Along the banks of Pearl Harbor's East Loch, the park offers picnicking opportunities. Views of Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial. The Pearl Harbor bike path passes through the park.
DIAMOND HEAD STATE MONUMENT
Diamond Head Road, near Waikiki
475.0 acres. Hawaii's most famous landmark - a large tuff cone which was formed by a short series of explosive eruptions some 100,000 years ago; National Natural Landmark. Picnicking on the crater floor in a landscaped meadow; offering detachment from the city. Moderate family hike (bring a flashlight) with panoramic view of Honolulu; trail 0.7 mile one-way with some hazards.
HALONA BLOW HOLE OVERLOOK
A famous lava tube that sucks in the ocean and spits it out in lofty plumes, sometimes 50 feet high. Overlooks "From Here to Eternity" Beach.
KAENA POINT STATE PARK
End of Farrington Highway (Highway 930)
Relatively remote wild coastline with picnicking opportunities and shore fishing. Large sandy beach at Keawaula Bay with board surfing and bodysurfing for experts. Swimming only during completely calm conditions in the summer; lifeguard services. Long family hike (2.7 miles one-way) along volcanic coast with tide pools, small natural stone arches and fine views of Makua coastline. Early morning porpoise sightings from point near Kaluakauila stream mouth. Viewing of the large sea cave, Kaneana, legendary home of Nanue the shark man. Hot, dry area with little shade. No drinking water.
LAIE POINT STATE WAYSIDE
Off Kamehameha Highway (Hwy. 83) at Laie town via Anemoku Street to end of Naupaka Street
Scenic views of offshore sea arch and seabird sanctuary island. Good shore fishing from sea cliffs at the Point.
MAKAPUU LIGHTHOUSE OVERLOOK
Makapuu Point, Kalanianaole Highway
A one-mile hike up to the lighthouse on a paved road inaccessible to vehicles. Spectacular view of the southeastern Oahu coastline, tranquility, whales galore during season.
NUUANU PALI LOOKOUT
From 1,200 feet - an unimpeded view of the windward coast.
2177 Puowaina Drive
Honolulu, HI 96813
(Downtown Honolulu District)
Tel. (808) 532-3720
Site of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Overlook of Waikiki and Diamond Head. Free admission.
PUPUKEA BEACH PARK
59-727 Kamehameha Highway, Pupukea
(North Shore Oahu)
Cove and tidal pools in a marine reserve - one of the most beautiful sections of shoreline on Oahu. Scuba and snorkeling at Shark's Cove during summer months when seas are calm. Extremely dangerous in winter.
PUU UALAKAA STATE WAYSIDE
Round Top Drive/Mount Tantalus
(Makiki Heights District, Honolulu)
Premier Mount Tantalus view - a breathtaking 230 degree vista of Honolulu (from Diamond Head to Pearl Harbor). Free admission. Picnicking, hiking trails.
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