Puaena Point to Papailoa "Police" Beach [PRIVATE PROPERTY]

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Puaena Point to Papailoa "Police" Beach [PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Honolulu, Hawaii that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.

1.9 miles
141 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly








private property

no dogs

8 days ago

Not much of a hike, and more of a beach walk. Still a great place to chill in the shade and set up a hammock above the water. Sea turtles like to skim the coast here and are easy to spot in the morning and late evenings. I’ve also seen a few seals toward the end of the trail. Homeless people have set up camp throughout the wood line here, but they don’t mess with anyone.

4 months ago

Perfect beach walk/hike. We got there about 10am and walked slowly along the coast looking at the turtles in the water. Had the beach to ourselves basically the whole time. Passed a couple of homeless tent setups in the vegetation but no one bothered us.

Highly recommend!

4 months ago

nice trail on beach, mostly soft sand and some rocky areas.

7 months ago

The beach has a lot of rocky pools with tons of life (ie Blennies, crabs). We saw 6-8 turtles swimming right off the beach. The hike provided beautiful views of the Bay as well.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Amazing Beach. Pleasantly surprised by the sea turtles. Amazing!

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Beautiful beach walk.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Bring your tennis shoes! It can get rocky and difficult to walk through the sand. It's along the water and there's no shade along the short hike, but once you get to the end, just jump in the water and it was all worth it!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

simple trail, a little rocky for the coast so where closed toe shoes

Thursday, February 25, 2016

You can get to Police Beach, the primary set for LOST, from either Puaena Point at the end of Haleiwa Beach Park or from the public beach access on Papailoa Road. Drive past Haleiwa on (Hwy 83) and take the first left on Papailoa Rd. Drive until you see a public beach access on the right (access 269A) and the dirt parking area on the left. Take the access and go left down on the beach. The backshore of this area is private property - many signs tell people to keep out, so please be respectful of the beach and surrounding area. Per Hawaii laws, private property begins right at the natural vegetation line. Stay on the beach and don't venture inland. This is a great spot to watch sea turtles, and we saw several this day. The two types of sea turtles most frequently observed are the green sea turtle, listed as a threatened species; and hawksbill sea turtle, listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Feeding or touching turtles in any way is considered a disturbance and illegal. The DLNR advises to keep a 6- to 10-foot buffer as a best practice. Do not touch, pick up, restrain, jump over, straddle, pursue, ride, harass, harm, or otherwise disturb the animals, noting that federal and state consequences apply. We’ve been to this beach many times and always enjoy sitting under Sawyer’s tree. Enjoy!

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