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Maili Beach

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Panorama taken from Maili Beach, on the west coast of Oahu. The picture, taken on a spring afternoon, shows a white sand beach lined with palm trees. To the south is ancient lava ridge, and to the north more hills provide a dramatic coastline.


Maili Beach - Oahu visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Maili Beach' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Hawaii.

Maili Beach forms the shoreline of Ma'ili on the west coast of Oahu island in Hawaii. This is a fine white sandy beach that is associated with Ma'ili Beach Park. Just to the south is Maipalaoa Beach. This beach is popular with surfers who frequent the Green Lanterns surf site at the mouth of Ma'ili'ili Stream at the northern end of the beach, and Tumbleland which is near the center of the park.

Maili, a contraction of Mai'ili'ili, is named after 'lots of small stones', for which the Hawaiian is 'ili'il. These small stones have been rounded by weathering and can be found along the shoreline. In past times they may have been used as fishing weights, game pieces and musical instruments.

The next beach north along the Wailanae Coast is Lualualei Beach Park near Wai'anea.


Ma'ili is on the 93, about 5 miles north of Nanakuli and 10miles north of the end of the H1.

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