Pokai bay

Pokai Bay

Pokai Bay and the immediate area nearby was named after a legendary Hawaiian high chief. Pokai who transported the first coconut palm tree in the great migration from Kahiki to Hawaii. This lovely ocean area and beach is well protected, even during the Winter high surf. Its coral reef slopes very gradually, not suddenly like other reef in the area. It is an excellent swimming area year round. The sandy beach is stable even during the times of heavy seasonal beach erosion in the Fall and Winter.

I used to love this place as a kid but its getting run down, or maybe my expectations were lower then. There used to be a cave in the south wall. It was more like a pocket going around one of the rocks but you could swim through it

Services and Amenities

  •  Lifeguards
  •  Sand and Reef Area
  •  Picnic Areas
  •  BBQ Grills
  •  Restrooms
  •  Showers
  •  Phones
  •  Grassy and shady areas

Pokai Bay OCEAN INFORMATION — For a detailed description of the Pacific Ocean’s marine climate, water properties, currents, tides, waves, etc., please visit The Ocean Atlas of Hawaii online. You’ll learn many interesting facts, like our average surface water temperature in Winter is 75 F (24 C) and 81 F (27 C)in the Summer.Call 596-SURF (that’s 596-7873) to hear a recorded message on conditions at various O`ahu beaches. The recording is a free service of the Surf News Network (SNN) and is updated four times a day, 365 days a year, at 7 a.m., noon, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. In addition to wave heights, SNN provides information on winds, tides, and buoy readings.

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