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Poka'i Beach - Along the sun-drenched shores of western Oahu, south of the Waianae Boat Harbor, is Poka’i Bay. The bay is named after a Hawaiian voyaging Chief, Poka’i, who is believed to have brought the first coconut palm to the island. Poka’i Bay boons a crescent shaped ribbon of golden white sand. It serves as a nice place to stop for a break on your way to Oahu's upper west side.

There is a large breakwall and a small jetty on the southern end of the bay that creates an excellent place for swimming and sun-bathing. With extremely calm waters it is also great place for kids.

There may be some snorkeling opportunities at the north end of Pokai Beach where the Kaupuni Stream flows into the ocean, but this bay is definitely more suited to swimming and relaxing. It is also a good spot if you’re into stand up paddling, as the reef generates the softest gentlest waves to ride. Poka'i Bay is bordered along the south by Kane'ilio Point, where you will find the Ku'ilioloa Heiau.

 

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Daniel C.
"Snorkeling seemed to be better on this end if you don’t mind swimming out over the rocks."
Reviewed April 9, 2014
We found a beautiful beach on the west side of the island just south of Waianae. It is a nice calm place to swim and to get away from the crowds at Waikiki. The water was so calm and serene because of a small boat harbor. It was a great place for our kids because the water was so calm. The point to the south end has some interesting old Hawaiian sights we enjoyed exploring. This might be our new favorite beach when visiting the west side of Oahu. Snorkeling seemed to be better on this end if you don’t mind swimming out over the rocks.
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