Sandy beach
Hike-in Required
Snorkeling / SCUBA
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The meandering coastline of eastern O'ahu has a small peninsula sticking out on the northeast corner as you head toward the North Shore. It is totally out of place geographically and creates a unique location for people to enjoy.

Located at the end of a small neighborhood, you could easily pass it if you didn't know it was there. The point is a rocky natural pier with cliff diving for the brave and a small bird sanctuary islet just offshore. A natural arch sits within the small islet, a rare treat in these parts. There are plenty of seabirds to watch while the waves crash on the rocks. The shore fishing here is decent, but you'll need a solid rig. From October to March you can see Humpback whales passing by in the distance.

Since Lā'ie is off the beaten path for most tourists, you can swing by here on the way to the North Shore from the windward side. The area is actually a small state park, but it doesn't have any amenities. You might recognize this spot from the movie "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," which filmed the cliff diving scene here. It is a great place to catch a sunrise with its eastern orientation. Not far from here is the Polynesian Cultural Center and the BYU Hawaii campus.

Logistics + Planning



Parking Pass

Not Required


Iconic natural arch. Rugged shoreline. Location of legend.


Limited parking.


Tide pools
Bird watching
Tide pools



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