Looking for a beach with a calm atmosphere and a relatively smaller crowd? Kahe Point Beach is an excellent choice for those wanting to get away from it all and enjoy a day at a beautiful beach with plenty of space to unfold.
Nicknamed Electric Beach because of the nearby electric powerplant, Kahe Point is well known by locals as a superb spot for snorkeling as the warm waters of the area caused by the powerplant provide a wonderful environment for a variety of sea life. Although we recommend you at least be an intermediate level snorkeler, there is many shallower areas for beginners to wet their snorkeling beaks. It is of course best to be cautious when swimming in the deeper spots as the currents can get very strong.
A defining feature of Electric Beach is the family of spinner dolphins that enjoy feeding in the evening and resting near the shallower areas with their kids during the day. Some of the other sea creatures you have an opportunity to see here are the surgeon fish, tang, wrasse, squirrel fish, big eyes, butterfly fish, parrot fish, damsel fish, perch, trigger fish, the previous Hawaii State Fish Humuhumunukunukuapuaa, goat fish, snapper, hawk fish, jacks, mackerel, and cornet fish to just name a few. There is also a good chance you’ll be able to spot a few green sea turtles swimming about near the coral.
Excited to discover more of Kahe’s surrounding region? We recommend grabbing your hiking gear and exploring the Maili Pillbox. It’s a short 20-25 minute hike that leads to gorgeous ocean views on Oahu’s southwestern side. Another great place to visit for a big day of fun is Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii, Hawaii’s only waterpark. If you’re interested in staying at one of the nearby resorts, they offer their visitors an excellent spa service and an eighteen hole golf course that is ranked as one of the nations top courses. Check them out here – Four Seasons Ko Olina Resort and Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa.
Looking for a local restaurant nearby? All visitors to the area can dine at the Ko Olina Resort. The resort offers several options for dining like the La Hiki Kitchen where you’ll find farm fresh Hawaiian cuisine, and MINA’s Fish House for a line-to-table seafood. There’s also Ko Olina Center nearby where you can find many additional restaurants and bars like Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman who have a wide selection of craft beers and live music daily.
There are a few great options for food nearby for dining in or for grabbing some grub to bring along.
At Kahe Point Beach Park there’s parking in the lot looking over the ocean and along street. You also have the option to take the bus to a nearby stop. Bus Accessible (click for bus directions from your current location)
Electric Beach offers a great place for fun with your family and friends. Additionally, the surrounding area has many activities for you to explore.