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Makaha Surfing Beach is the closest to the condo and is world famous for surfing competitions. A 15-min walk down Kili Drive or a 1 minute drive gets you there.  Lifeguards, showers, parking, and bathroom facilities. Good swimming, body surfing, boogieboarding. Snorkel to the right of the small round red bouy to see coral reefs and turtles. Surf off the rocky point by the "shores" condo you see in the distance. There's also a great scuba diving spot called the Turtle Caverns!

 Yokohama Bay is about 10 minutes down the road... turn right at the end of Kili Drive and drive until you get to the metal gates. Lifeguards, bathrooms, and showers are closer to the entrance of the beach park. On your way there, you will pass "Pray for Sex" beach, Makua Beach, and a few other small beach parks. Admire the awesome views during the drive, but pass these beaches by, as they may have squatters camping on them!!



Kaena Point Nature Preserve isn't really a beach but well worth mentioning! At the end of the paved road in Yokahama Beach Park, you will find a wide dirt road. DO NOT PARK YOUR CAR AT THE TRAILHEAD; park your car back at the beach park in plain view. On this trail you will see awesome coastal views, rock arches, blowholes, caves, and dolphin and whale-watching during the winter months.!As you get to the Point, you will see the endangered Layson Albatross nesting grounds, and find lava rock tidal pools for a quick dip! Bring lunch, water, sunblock, and a camera or binoculars (bathing suit and flashlight for the little cave optional).

Turtle or Secret Beach. At the end of Kili Drive, make a left on the highway. in about 1 mile you will see the Makaha Beach Cabana Condos on the right.... park by the hole in the fence and walk through the fence to the beach (do not leave anything in your car). No lifeguards or showers, but this is a beautiful little beach where you can swim with green sea turtles. The rock at the end of the beach is called Lahilahi Point and is sacred to the Hawaiians; there is a nice little trail to walk around the edge for breathtaking sunset views!



Ko'Olina Resort is just 10 to 15 minutes east on the highway, headed back towards the airport. Get off Farrington Highway at the Ko'Olina exit, head towards the hotel and look for the beach public parking- get there early because parking is limited. If the surf is too rough at the beaches, these man-made lagoons are calm and safe for small children and weak swimmers. Plus 5-star dining, golf, and shops are right in the complex!

To see ALL the guarded beaches around the island, go to the Lifeguard Beach Directory website.