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Malaekahana State Recreation Area, Laie

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State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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At Malaekahana State Recreation Area, visitors find a tropical woodland and picturesque beach cove, along with restrooms, camping sites, and some picnic tables. The area remains ideal for spending a quiet and relaxing day outdoors. It's also a good place for families looking for some beach and water activities with calm waves perfect for swimming and bodyboarding. Note that permit is required for the camping sites. Other lodgings available in the area may include plantation-style housing. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Laie trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • The beach is literally golden. It is a long beach, no lifeguard with limited use (it would seem). This side of the island has more waves, so to speak. A great place to learn to surf. Boogie... 
    The beach is literally golden. It is a long beach, no lifeguard with limited use (it would seem). This side of the island has more waves, so to speak. A great place to learn to surf. Boogie...  more »
  • We visited this recreation area during our Circle Island Tour with Oahu Nature Tours. This quiet recreation area fronts a long white rustic sand beach. It has a great surf and being quiet has no... 
    We visited this recreation area during our Circle Island Tour with Oahu Nature Tours. This quiet recreation area fronts a long white rustic sand beach. It has a great surf and being quiet has no...  more »
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  • Beautiful site. Lots of peacocks. This is a nice area that is family friendly. You can view wildlife and there are paved roads to drive. Lots of little areas to explore and not overly busy either. The area is very well kept
  • This place saved us when we realized we couldn't do car camping almost anywhere else 😬 there's a public bathroom and interior shower too, which is apparently rare to find in other campings. Be careful though, the gates really do close from like 7:45pm to 7am, so plan your activities accordingly (or park in front of the gate if you need to arrive late/leave early)

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