The Mokulua Islands off Kailua beach are our best-known landmark. These jewels of the windward costs have been seen around the world. Rent a kayak at Kailua Sailboards & Kayaks and visit the Islands for a priceless picnic adventure. Scroll DOWN for more of these aerial photos of Kailua Beach.
Here’s the main entrance to Kailua Beach Park from the air. In the lower left is Kalapawai Market.
On the right is Kailua Beach Center -- Kailua First Stop, Debs Ribs, Kailua Beach Realty, and Kailua Sailboards and Kayaks. That covers just about everything you might need for a day on Kailua Beach.
The Kawainui Canal enters Kailua Bay at Kailua Beach Park. Its brackish water is home to all sorts of marine creatures and dock to Hawaiian outrigger canoes that belong to local canoe clubs. Outrigger canoing is a tremendously popular sport in Kailua. The canal is also a water hazard on the popular Mid-Pacific Country Club course.
Moku Popoia is called “Flat Island” by the locals. Flat Island is a popular swimming destination. You can easily swim to Flat Island from Kailua Beach. The most amazing thing about Kailua beach isn’t the offshore islands, it’s the shore itself. It’s four miles of white powder sand just minutes from Waikiki and not a hotel in site. No Kailua hotel. No Lanikai resort. No spa. No motel. No youth hostel. “Keep Kailua Kailua” is what the locals say. We pray it will stay this way.
The north face of Moku Nui does battle with the sea. This rugged shipwreck- waiting-to-happen is in contrast to the sandy beach and grassy knolls that beckon visitors from the south face. Moku Lua means “two islands” or “twin islands” in Hawaiian. This part of Kailua Beach is only for sea turtles and monk seals.