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Chinaman's Hat

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Address: Oahu, HI 96744
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This is one of Oahu’s offshore islands that can be reached on foot at low...

This is one of Oahu’s offshore islands that can be reached on foot at low tide.

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Great Photo Stop

We saw this from a bus tour but would have liked to stop for some photos. If you are a photographer at heart you must stop here for a few photos. Also, just down the street, on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw this from a bus tour but would have liked to stop for some photos. If you are a photographer at heart you must stop here for a few photos. Also, just down the street, on the side of a building is an artist's rendition of this land mass and a photo of it is a must as well.

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Murrieta, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

There are numerous places along Kam Highway to view this islet. I think the best is from Kualoa Regional Park. Makes a nice picture.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The GPS took us to a park with a clear view of Chinaman's Hat. Cool to see and stop by, don't need a lot of time to spend on this stop.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I loved seen the Chinaman's Hat and the story behind it is great. It is a must see if you are in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We stopped here for a while the views were amazing, fantastic photo opportunity!! Not much of a beach at all. Lots of space to picnic though.

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Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here to take photos while on a bus tour. It was a place you could take a picnic and just relax. There were so many shaded areas to enjoy as well. It's a great place for that perfect photo opportunity

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Seoul, South Korea
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This the spot from the movie 50 First Dates, in which, this island shows up in the first scene. Well, the ocean and its beach are so beautiful. Quite pleasant to be there but personally, I do not know why it became a tourist spot. Anyway, it is good to look around once if you are in the north shore... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Saw this place on our circle island bus tour. It gets you as close as you can be without going into the water. Perfect photo op.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Chinaman's Hat is the symbol of the water wonderland off the coast of Windward Oahu. This area is unique among Hawaii's ocean environments. Kona has drop-offs so close that fishermen leaving the harbor drop their lines at the markers and catch 100Lbs Ahi within minutes. Here there are far-off islands and beaches even skiffs can frequent. The denizens of the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We sailed close to Chinaman's Hat during the catamaran and glass bottom boat tour through Kualoa Ranch. You can see it from a distance at the Ranch and during their Movie Set tour. Not sure if there is anything on the island other than trees. The area is an hour drive from Waikiki.

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