What to Expect
Sand Island Access Road, Honolulu
Located at the entrance to Honolulu Harbor, Sand Island was extensively used by the military during WWII for coastal defense. Today, bunkers and lookout towers stand deserted and appear totally out of place among acres of grassy park land. Long white beaches extend around the tip of the island and are never crowded. Park benches and giant trees provide shady areas to watch the sunset or the ships sail in and out of the busy harbor.
Services and Amenities
Picnic tables and covered pavillions
Lots of paved parking
Long, sandy beach
Grassy and shady areas
Historical bunkers and lookout towers
Monitor ocean conditions closely. Obey all postings and warning signs. DO NOT swim in the harbor shipping lanes. Keep off of lookout towers and out of bunkers - these areas are unsafe and are closed to the public.