Kailua Beach is part of a 35-acre park that has a freshwater stream running through it, offering safe swimming in shallow pools along the way. The 2-mile beach sits at the foot of the steep, lush Koolaus mountain range, and several small offshore islands create a beautiful backdrop and idyllic tropical setting.
There are sandy dunes, palm trees, and tropical seabirds throughout the area, and the swimming, bodysurfing, and kayaking are excellent. It is also a world-class windsurfing destination, with lifeguards watching the waves.
There can be Portuguese Men-of-War and stinging limu (seaweed) in the water, but the panoramic views from the beach are incredible.
Water sports equipment is available to rent nearby, and there are picnic tables, barbecues, restrooms, a boat ramp, volleyball court, café, and free parking.
To get here, take Pali Hwy. (Hwy. 61) to Kailua, turn right on Kalaheo Ave. and the beach will be on your left after about a mile.