Hawaii Kai as a whole is better known for its marinas than its beaches. Despite this, it still has a few gems - like the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, shown below.
Beaches near Portlock are often smaller and more difficult to reach than other beaches on Oahu, with more dangerous waters not suitable for inexperienced swimmers. For those who know the area, there are several good surf spots - but it can dangerous. In the shallower areas, sharp rocks along the bottom mean water socks are a must.
Nearest Beaches and Beachparks | Portlock
In terms of family friendly beaches, Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is just a few miles away from Portlock. This area was once one of the most popular tourist destinations on the island - but overuse of the land took its toll, leading the state to take steps to safeguard its future.
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is always closed to the public on Tuesdays and requires reservations to visit the park, limiting visitors to aid in the restoration of its natural beauty.
The below Portlock Beach map has the Portlock neighborhood in green, with all beaches and beachparks in yellow and other outdoors activities highlighted in green. To see them as a list, click the icon in the top left corner of the map.
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