China Walls
China Walls
4.5
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This breathtaking stretch of lava-rock ledges is perched on the rugged cliffs by the Koko Kai Mini Beach Park. Enjoy breathtaking views all year round, especially in the evening for mesmerizing sunsets framed by the Pacific Ocean. In winter, you might even be able to spot migrating humpback whales in the distance. You also be able to spot many locals and adrenaline seekers surfing and even cliff-jumping off the ledge. The spot is a short 30-minute drive from downtown Honolulu but the path down can be a bit tricky—wear a good pair of shoes and watch out for slippery rocks. – Tripadvisor
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Allen G
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
When we first got there, the waves were bad but I thought they were managale. My brother jumped in first and he got out fine. We are both lifeguards and are strong swimmers. After I jumped in it was fine and some waves were crashing on me but nothing too bad. After about 30 seconds of being in however the waves got bigger and the situation quickly got out of my control. I was almost about to drown but a Local surfer thankfully showed me a cove far away since the waves swept us about 50 yards. Thankfully God save me with the surfer being there, if not I probably would have died right there. If you’re not sure if you should jump in or not (DON’T JUMP).
Written 21 May 2024
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kona f
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
It will always be "Walls" to the right is "Main Point" then you have the little Cove Inlet and the next surf spot is called Fingers because it looked exactly like a finger we would climb up the Rock and jump off into the water when Main Point wasn't breaking and Walls wasn't breaking we would surf finger, but you have to be careful because it had a lot of reef over there. China Wall is about 200 or 300 ft out from main point and when China Wall was closing out and unsurfable we would go farther out towards Diamond Head, what we always called as Second China's. Sometimes on very great days you could actually surf China walls and then if you got down on your board and paddled hard and wrote it you could get all the way to pillars right near the Kaiser House

It really sucks that they have changed the name around, the reason that China Wall has its name is because the surf over there is in deep water there is a partial Reef in the area but the waves that break over there are very steep like a wall and that's why the name came out to be China Wall. I don't know how all these Facebook idiots started calling the Rock area which is always been known as "Walls"

I started surfing that area in 1975 and learned from the people that surfed there before me. So I think I will hold on to what is been all I've known. Every chance I get when I see videos and people call it the wrong names I always try to correct but that's all we can do.
Written 3 May 2024
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María Damiana P
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Need some adrenaline fix?
This is the place! Beautiful and fun.
No amenities of any kind. Bring some water shoes, it’s slippery
Written 1 February 2024
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Tween mom of two
Windermere, FL32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The view was amazing and this is definitely not for everyone. My teenagers and husband enjoyed jumping off the wall. Wait for people that know what they are doing if you are going to jump in and ask someone with experience if that day is good waves. My son jumped in 3 different days and said it was drastically different each day on how easy it was to get out of the water.
Written 9 January 2024
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Jana G
Salt Lake City, UT1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Another life threatening injury today. 24 yr old from NYC currently fighting for his life. Beautiful place for sunset. But there are safer places to jump in Oahu. Be safe.
Written 23 October 2023
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Candace C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
This place is beautiful at sunset. The ambiance of the waves rushing by and the rays of color in the sky are a perfect combination for an evening picnic. Watch out for the red algae though! It’s super slick. A lot of people slipped when stepping on it.
Written 25 July 2023
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Christi L
Miami, FL11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
The VIEW!!! Probably more for teenagers and young adults. Parents may not be interested in jumping and it’s a slippery sandy path to the cliff. Our young adult children had a blast! It takes some strength to climb back up . Take precautions, jump in feet 🦶 first!
Written 6 July 2023
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diva1813
Seoul, South Korea146 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
This place is also called Koko kai mini beach park. There is no parking lot, and you will come across this place at some point while passing through a luxury residential area. I parked far away and walked to this place. Find 120A. From there, passing through a small valley-like site, you will encounter this incredible sight. This place is fantastic.
Written 29 May 2023
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Nikko Gandia
Monterey, CA316 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
I visited here and hiked many trails on 09/13 during my first visit to Hawai'i & posted a vlog! Search "Nikko Gandia Travels" on YT.

Free street parking. Watch your step, the wet algae on the rocks make it very slippery. Watch your distance from the cliffs, the waves are powerful and can sweep you off your feet. ;) Also if you're going further down, don't get stuck in one of the coves. You can be trapped due to the waves crashing and not being able to cross certain sections because of it.
Written 18 March 2023
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Southridgeshannon
Jourdanton, TX248 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Absolutely beautiful and easy to get to. A short walk through a little alley and your there. Just be respectful of parking. Remember, this is someone’s home and neighborhood.
Reading reviews we didn’t bring our bathing suits because we thought it would be too rough for us to swim, but I honestly regret that now. I think as long as your safe about it, it would be easy to snorkel.
Lots of people jumping in, taking photos, spear fishing. Beautiful spot!
Written 8 December 2022
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