Malaekahana State Recreation Area
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Malaekahana State Recreation Area information
The long, slightly steep, but relatively uncrowded beach is popular with families. Swimming is generally good here year-round, although there are occasionally strong currents in winter. Bodyboarding, board surfing and windsurfing are also possible. When the tide is low, you can wade over to Mokuʻauia (Goat Island), a state bird sanctuary about 400yd offshore. It has a small sandy cove with good swimming and snorkeling.