Oneula Beach Park
Oneula Beach Park
Located near Ewa Beach, just a short drive from Honolulu, the Oneula Beach Park is a hidden gem on Oahu's southern coast.
AT A GLANCE:
HIGHLIGHTS: The park is huge, with a wide, soft sand beach, killer views, sprawling grassy areas, and, best of all, no crowds. There isn't much around, which gives Oneula Beach a raw, wild, and rural feel. Although it's a little rough for swimming, Oneula Beach is a great surfing, bodysurfing, and bodyboarding spot.
ACTIVITIES: Surfing, bodyboarding, fishing, sunning, picnics, ball games
WARNINGS!: Be sure to lock your vehicle, and don't leave any valuables in sight. The surf can be big and the currents rough, so use caution if you decide to swim there are no lifeguards.
AMENITIES: Restrooms, showers, lots of parking (small paved parking area, the rest is uneven dirt drive carefully!)
Although Oneula Beach Park used to be run down and a popular "home" for the homeless community, it has improved greatly and is now one of the best beaches in south Oahu if you're looking to avoid the crowds, have great views, and relax on a postcard-perfect beach.
It's a little rough for swimming, but it is a great spot to relax in the sand, catch some sunrays, and enjoy watching the surfers and the views of the Honolulu skyline and Diamondhead off to the left.
There are never crowds at Oneula Beach Park, but you'll most likely see several tents set up along the beach with local families out fishing and enjoying the natural beauty. There is a ball field on one side of the park, and several other large grassy/dirt areas there is no shortage of wide-open space here!
The local community is continuing to work on cleaning up and improving this beautiful gem of a place, and whether or not you are in the Ewa area of Oahu, it is worth visiting and enjoying.
- From Honolulu: take the H1w/Lunalilo Fwy; keep left to take H201 W/HI-78 W (exit 19B) toward Fort Shafter/Aiea. Merge left onto H1W toward Pearl City. Take the HI-76 S exit, Exit 5A, toward Ewa. Merge onto HI-750. HI-750 becomes Fort Weaver Road. Turn right onto Papipi Road. Papipi Road will take you right into the park.
- From Waianae: Take Farrington Hwy/HI-93 east, toward Honolulu. Continue to follow HI-93 E. Take HI-E toward Honolulu. Take the HI-8930 exit (Exit 3) toward Kapolei/Ewa. Turn right onto Kualakai Pkwy and follow it for 2.5 miles, then turn left onto Kapolei Pkwy. Follow it for 3.5 miles, and then turn right onto Papipi Road. Papipi Road will take you right into the park.