Waiahole Beach Park - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama taken from Waiahole Beach Park on the east coast of Oahu.
Waiahole Beach Park - FURTHER INFORMATION
Waiahole Beach Park - Oahu visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Waiahole Beach Park' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Hawaii.
Waiahole Beach Park is on the east coast of Oahu island in Hawaii, south of Kualoa Regional Park and north of Laenani Beach Park. It is surrounded by the Koolau Range and off shore to the north is a small island known as Chinaman's Hat. Nearby settlements include Ka'alaea and Waikane.
Waiahole is an important nature reserve as well as a park, full of wildlife and one of the few places where traditional agricultural practices such as taro cultivation are still practiced. Both the Waiahole Stream and Waikane Stream enter the waters nearby, and the ahole fish is often found in the waters. This fish spends most of it's time at sea, but comes up to river mouths. It is sought after by fishermen and divers as it makes excellent eating. Waiahole means 'mature ahole water'. Within Waiahole Valley is the Waiahole Poi Factory and the high-quality taro that comes from Waihole Valley is famous throughout the Hawaiian islands.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Waiahole Beach Park is about 9 miles north of Kaneohe and 15 miles south of Laie on the 83 (Kahekii) Hwy at the northern end of Kaneohe Bay.