Ka'a'awa Beach Park (see more photos , view panorama) on Oahu's windward coast has a narrow sandy beach. Because of a shallow reef on the nearshore ocean bottom, the swimming conditions are rather poor. There are a few sandy patches on the nearshore ocean bottom where it's fun to splash around in. Otherwise snorkeling can be fun when the ocean is calm.
The beach park is mainly used by fishermen, campers and picnickers. Fishermen come here to catch he'e (octopus). In the Hawaiian language, Ka'a'awa means “the yellow wrasse fish,” a reef fish that was once abundant on the reefs in this area.
Ka'a'awa Beach Park Overview
Small, two-are beach park on Oahu's windward coast
Popular fishing site for octopus
Beach park is mainly used by local families who like to camp and picnic here
Parking lot is very small but there is more space next to Kamehameha Hwy