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Open Year-round
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Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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If you are looking for a super mellow and no-frills campsite to be near a beautiful beach, then this is your place. Kokololio is a 5-site campground that consists of not much more than grass lawns that you can throw a tent on. There is an outdoor shower and bathrooms, but that is about it—except for that idyllic large white sand beach dotted with palm trees a few yards away.

There are not many places in America where you can wake up to the sunrise coming up over the ocean for a few bucks, but this is one of them. Kokololio means "gusty" in Hawaiian, and this end of the island can get pretty windy with the onshore trade winds. Summertime has glassy flat water, but winter can get some serious shore break.

On the north end of the beach is a limestone rock feature called Pali Kiloi'a, meaning “fish-spotter cliff” in Hawaiian. In the old days people used this cliff to locate fish in the bay to give directions to net fishermen out in the canoes. Nearby attractions include the Polynesian Cultural Center, BYU Hawaii, the North Shore of Oahu about 15 minutes north, and Kualoa Ranch 20 minutes south. There is less activity here than in much of O'ahu, and the seclusion gives you more of a small-town feel than Honolulu or Kailua. 

Keep an eye on your valuables, especially if you are swimming offshore. Campsites are available for reservations here.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Direct access to the beach.

Cons

Camping area is only grassy lawn. No privacy between sites. Adjacent to road.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

County of Honolulu Dept. of Parks and Recreation

Reservation phone number

1 (808) 768-3440

Features

Flushing toilets
Showers
Swimming holes
Potable water
Picnic tables
Baseball

Location

Field Guide

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