North shore beaches - Ha’ena beach park and Tunnels beach
Two other outstanding beaches on the north shore are Ha’ena Beach Park and Tunnels (Makau) Beach. Visitors and locals alike love these beaches and if you continue reading you will find out why!
Ha’ena Beach Park
All the facilities you might need are available at Ha’ena Beach Park, which is nice to know ahead of time. Also, if you have a county permit then you can camp on the beach at Ha’ena Beach Park.
Tunnels (Makau) Beach
There is not much street parking available so usually the beach does not get too crowded. Although, surfers, windsurfers, and SCUBA divers do show up at this beach on a daily basis. If you want to make sure you have a parking space show up early. Don’t park on the road if no spaces are available because you will receive a ticket. If you really want to hang out at this beach and there are no spots then you can take Alealea Street right before the eight-mile marker and park near the sand. You will have about a half-mile walk ahead of you, but it is beautiful and good exercise.
Not to mention that the underwater life you will see upon snorkeling at Tunnels Beach is simply breathtaking. It is worth a whole lot more than a half-mile walk and you will surely enjoy it. On most all occasions there are many varieties of ocean life for your viewing pleasure and that is why this beach is so popular!