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Pokai Bay Beach Park

This gentle west side beach is family-friendly with calm water and shady areas. When other Waianae beaches are experiencing strong surf and dangerous conditions, Pokai is often still very hospitable. The swimming areas at Pokai are marked with buoys. Pokai is also a popular canoe-launching beach.

Sunset at Poiku Bay Beach Park
Pokai Bay at sunset


On days when other beaches are too rough, Pokai provides a calmer area to enjoy the Hawaiian day.

Pokai Bay Beach Park by Trinidad The Island Man

Great For

Sunbathing, Swimming, Launching Canoes.

Need to Know

A protective breakwater shielding this beach from the open sea makes Pokai Beach Park nice for small kids, and so you are likely to see plenty of local parents and kids here, particularly on weekdays.




Playground, restrooms, showers, picnic areas, phones.


Located on Waianae Valley Road off Farrington Highway.