Laie Bay - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama taken from the beach at Laei Bay. This picture shows the view south to Laie Point and north to Kalanai Point with Mokuauia island just off shore.
Laie Bay - FURTHER INFORMATION
Laie Bay - Oahu visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Laie Bay' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Hawaii.
Laie Bay lines the front of Le'ie on the Windward Coast of Oahu in Hawaii. The bay has a wide, sandy beach and is popular for all sorts of water sports, swimming, diving, snorkeling and fishing. At the northern end of the bay is Kalanai Point and Mokuauia Island (Goat Island) on which is a bird sanctuary. Beyond this is Malaekahana Bay. To the south is Laie Point and Kukuihoolua Island, another bird sanctuary with a dramatic sea arch.
Lā'ie town built around the bay was historically a city of refuge (pu'uhonua). Fleeing fugatives could seek sanctuary in the town, protected by the priests from pursuers. After a designated period the fugitive could either choose between joining the priesthood or leave the sanctuary. Today La'ie is a popular tourist destination, with several major sights of interest nearby including the Polynesian Cultural Center, a Mormon Temple, Museum of Natural History and Hukilau Park.
The next settlement south of La'ie is Hau'ula. On the coast between the two are various beach parks, including Laie Beach Park, Kokolilio Beach Park, Hauula Beach Park and Akua Beach Park.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Laie Bay forms part of the coastline of Laie township, about 15 miles east of Haleiwa and 24 miles north of Kaneohe.