Ka'ena Point is about as far removed from civilization as you can get on the island of O'ahu. There are two ways to access it. We hiked it from the Mokule'ia side. It is about 2.5 miles from where the paved road ends, and you can either follow the dirt road or wander along the rocky shore. At the end of the road there is a fence and gate which you have to walk through in order to access the Ka'ena Point Natural Area Reserve. Seabirds nest and Hawaiian monks seals rest in this protected corner of paradise.
You can see the coast line from the dirt road
The path is scattered with boulders
Native plants along the road
The beach at Ka'ena Point
Driftwood and corals on the beach
Plants grow from the lava rock
Rugged volcanic coastline
While there are a few swimming spots along the hike, this is not one of them.
Looking down at the Wai'anae Coast
Parts of the beach is completely covered by chunks of coral
Hawaiian monk seal resting on the shore
Plants creep between lava rocks and sand
One of the many coves
It was a beautiful day for a hike! I am looking forward to going back there again soon.