Mokule'ia Beach Park (view panorama) on Oahu's North Shore has a long sandy beach and a shallow reef that attracts swimmers, surfers, kite- and windsurfers year-round. This is the only beach park with facilities along this shore, between Waialua and Ka'ena Point.
From the beach one has access to several popular surf spots, including Park Rights and Day Star, a little further to the west. When the winds are blowing from the south (Kona winds), it means good conditions for kite- and windsurfers. And when the water is calm and the surf low, the shallow reef provides good conditions for snorkeling and spearfishing.
Watch out for strong swells that are common in the winter months. Then it is best to stay out of the water because this beach has dangerous rip currents that can sweep you out to sea.
Mokule'ia Beach Park Overview
Has a long sandy beach and a shallow reef that provides good conditions for several ocean activities, including surfing, fishing, windsurfing and snorkeling (all are seasonal)
Usually calm waters in the summer months and strong swells in the winter
38.5 acre beach park with many picnic tables and a large parking area
Camp Mokule'ia located here (rent a cabin or bring your own tent)
In the Hawaiian language, mokule'ia means "district of abundance"