Situated on the windward east coast of Oahu is this lovely beach -- the kind one imagines when thinking of relaxing on Hawaii.
This is Kahana Bay Beach Park. It has a beautiful beach surrounded on three sides by the steep, lush green Ko'olau Mountains. The bay's waters are generally calm but few people swim here because the water is murky from the runoff of Kahana Stream.
Local residents like to camp here during weekends. It's a good place to have a BBQ and enjoy the beach and lovely island scenery. We just stopped by in the late afternoon to stretch our legs and enjoy the views.