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Ka'ena Point

Ka'ena point is the western most point on the island of Oahu..and I used to always go with friends during fourth of July because everyone on Oahu was usually heading in the other direction to Town...and it was nice to be at a beach that wasn't TOO crowded.  I now take my son there every winter...to play in the shelter of the tide pools...it is a pretty off the beaten path place...you literally take the highway all the way out till it becomes a road then the road becomes a dirt path...then the dirt path ends...and voila you are at the end of the island.


Old time legends say that there is at the very western point a cliff with a tree that grows off it and when you look directly down there is two opposing tides that create a whirlpool..or kamuliwai...an under current that take souls to the underworld... thay believed that this is where all Hawaiian souls go to leap of the tree and into the afterlife...so needless to say as beautiful as the beach and area is during DAYLIGHT hours...no Hawaiian in their right mind will be caught there after sundown...that and the fact that it is a state protected area and they lock the gate. So if you REALLY want an "off the beaten path" expeirence..try Ka'ena point..but bring snacks and drinks...cause this isn't a beach with amenities...just you the sky and the azure sea...AHHHH.

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Kaena Point is truly spiritual, i love to go fishing out there and enjoy watching the seabirds flying offshore, but please lock your car and dont leave valuables in them, can be kinda shady sometimes out there. its too bad:(

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter@KxBxBxKahuku

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