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Portlock Point

Oahu, HI
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Portlock Point, Oahu Hawaii

Description

Portlock Point is a pretty place to come and take in the ocean. Hawaii Kai residents come here to leap into the water, bump around on their surfboards, or have a picnic on the rock ledge and watch water spray up over the rocks. The sun sets over Diamond Head and it's a lovely scene. Early morning is also delightful here- the sun hits the swirling water bringing out the deep blues and greens. The abundant tropical flowers on Hanapepe Place are covered in dew. People come for early morning walks in this neighborhood.
Just around the corner from here is Spitting Cave, a geological delight with wavey rock formations and a cave that blasts water.
For kids, there's a playground and baseball field on your way back, on Poipu Drive on the right. Let them burn off some energy before the drive back!
If you're hungry, check out the restaurants in the entry called Hawaii Kai Places To Eat.

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Hanapepe Loop and the tall, jagged mountains that rise above the suburb of Hawaii Kai.
Hanapepe Loop and the tall, jagged mountains that rise above the suburb of Hawaii Kai.
The shimmering blue ocean as seen from Hanapepe Pl.
The shimmering blue ocean as seen from Hanapepe Pl.
Hanapepe Place and the red bougainvillea, Traveler's Trees, and other tropical plants.
Hanapepe Place and the red bougainvillea, Traveler's Trees, and other tropical plants.
Views of Diamond Head from Hanapepe Place.
Views of Diamond Head from Hanapepe Place.
A tropical flower with rich green leaves at Hanapepe Place.
A tropical flower with rich green leaves at Hanapepe Place.
Whale decoration on a gate at Hanapepe Place.
Whale decoration on a gate at Hanapepe Place.
Square stepping stones to Portlock Point.
Square stepping stones to Portlock Point.
A grassy spot to sit with a picnic.
A grassy spot to sit with a picnic.
Peeking through the trees at the blue-green water and Diamond Head beyond.
Peeking through the trees at the blue-green water and Diamond Head beyond.
The reddish path and the ocean.
The reddish path and the ocean.
A surfer hangs out.
A surfer hangs out.
The wavy rock ledge.
The wavy rock ledge.
Looking out toward Maunalua Bay, from Portlock Point.
Looking out toward Maunalua Bay, from Portlock Point.
   

Directions

From Kalanianaole Hwy, turn onto Lunalilo Home Rd towards the ocean. Turn left onto Poipu Drive. Go up the hill. Follow it almost to the end and then turn right on Hanapepe Loop. Park along the road once you see Hanapepe Pl. Portlock Point is accessed at the little park on Hanapepe Pl.

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Visitor Ratings

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Michelle
02/08/2011 20:20
gorgeous

Enrique
10/22/2009 19:45
Just came back from visiting friends...was wonderful!!!!

Last Updated Sat, 30 Apr 2011 21:49:44 GMT