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“Best Beach on Oahu” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Malaekahana State Recreation Area

Malaekahana State Recreation Area
Ranked #115 of 319 things to do in Honolulu
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Spring, Texas
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best Beach on Oahu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

This is a little treasure of a beach and one of "North Shore" great secrets. It is quiet and the beaches are fantastic and very sandy. You can even walk over to near by Goat Island, but this is can be tricky with the surf and tide

Visited February 2013
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Royse City, Texas
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful placeto spend the day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2013

We happened to stop in here for the day as I had read about Goat Island and wanted to wade over. We ere there on a Thurs. morning. found the bathrooms to be very clean with a shower facility too. the grounds were very nice (doing some up keep around the grounds but still very nice). It was very quiet and peaceful we saw a handful of people. We waded out to the island which was awesome. As the tide started coming in we made our way back and swam and lounged on the beach for the rest of the morning. We loved it. We were not at the friends of Malaekahana but just in the part open during the day. Will definitely go again if I am ever back on the North shore.

Visited April 2013
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Citrus Heights, California
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37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Nice park, good camping, beautiful sunrise, safe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2013

I read many questionable reviews that seemed to be about this park. I found none of them to be applicable including the pictures. I suspect what I was reading was for the place next door, friends of... which is also part of the Malaekahana State recreation area. If you are wanting to camp here, you will make and pay for your reservation here: http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/oahu/malaekahana.cfm

This is the same site you will use for all state parks in Hawaii. Camping was great but no warm showers. This is true for most of the camping on Oahu as is the shortage of shower heads once you find a shower. We camped for two weeks in various places on Ohau and this was one of my favorites. Camping in Hawaii is somewhat more rustic than in many places I've camped so be warned.

Visited January 2013
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Waipahu, Hawaii
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131 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Group Camping”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

A large group of family and friends rented 7 campsites. We were very impressed with some improvements since our last visit. The bathroom showers were upgraded to accommodate handicap persons with a bench in the shower.
The bathrooms were cleaned every morning by the State staff. The trash cans were empty and ready for use. The grounds were clean (as clean as possible considering it is right off the beach). The washing sink was also clean. There were fire pits to dispose of charcoal embers.
We felt very safe and enjoyed a 3 night camping trip.
The trees all around the campsite made it nice and shady as well.

Everyone had a wonderful time and we will definitely be back!

Visited January 2013
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