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Chinaman's Hat Beach and Kualoa Ranch

Oahu, HI
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Chinaman's Hat Beach and Kualoa Ranch, Oahu Hawaii

Description

Also called Kualoa Beach, Chinaman's Hat Beach has gorgeous yellow sand, plenty of shade, calm waters, a stunning mountain backdrop, and a cute view of Chinaman's Hat- an island that really does look like a Chinese plantation worker's hat! There is a huge lawn adjacent to the beach that is dotted with palms. Because it is on the windward side of Oahu, it can be unpleasantly windy. Many people walk out to the island at low tide but beware of tide changes, which have led to dangerous situations. Wear reef shoes.
If you walk along the beach you will come to the "secret beach" that Kualoa Ranch will take you to for $30. Have it for free, just by walking there!
Across the highway and a little past Chinaman's Hat Beach is Kualoa Ranch. When you see its amazing mountains, you will recognize it as one of the places where the TV show "Lost" was filmed, specifically, where Hurley set up a golf course during one of the first episodes. Kualoa Ranch is an expensive visitor attraction catering to Japanese tourists, with horse rides and ATV tours. It has a movie-set tour that includes locations where Lost, Pearl Harbor, Jurassic Park, and other films were shot. See below for more info.
Other sites featured in "Lost" are: Spitting Cave , Byodo-In Temple , and Waimea Falls Park.
Chinaman's Hat Beach is along the wonderful coastal drive up to Lai'e .

 

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The views of the Koolau Mountains at Kualoa Ranch, where TV show "Lost" was filmed.
The views of the Koolau Mountains at Kualoa Ranch, where TV show "Lost" was filmed.
There are many beautiful sights as you drive up the Windward Coast.
There are many beautiful sights as you drive up the Windward Coast.
Misty peaks you see as you drive up the Windward Coast from Kailua to Chinaman's Hat.
Misty peaks you see as you drive up the Windward Coast from Kailua to Chinaman's Hat.
View of Chinaman's Hat from afar.
View of Chinaman's Hat from afar.
Canoes and Chinaman's Hat.
Canoes and Chinaman's Hat.
 

Directions

Chinaman's Hat Beach (Kualoa Beach Park) is located at 49-479 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahaluu HI 96744. 

Follow Kamehameha Hwy, on the long stretch of highway from Kaneohe to Lai'e. Turn right at the sign for Kualoa Regional Park. Entry is free.
Kualoa Ranch is a visitor attraction located at 49-560 Kamehameha Hwy, call (808) 237-7321. Cost for the movie sites tour is $21 online.

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karenwalker@mail15.com
10/07/2010 20:43
Just for fun

Karin
10/22/2009 19:34
i love that beach

Last Updated Thu, 20 Jun 2013 21:15:08 GMT