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General Information

Description - Sand Island State Recreation Area is a 140 acre, landscaped coastal park near Honolulu. It offers nice views of Honolulu Harbor and is a good place to view sunsets. This site, however, lies in the flight path of the Honolulu Airport, so if quiet solitude is what you are seeking this may not be the place.

Attractions - This park is comprised of a small sand beach in Honolulu Harbor with picnicking and camping facilities, bathrooms and showers. In addition, a boat ramp is located nearby.

The Sand Island Campground is open from Friday through Monday nights. It is closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. The campground offers 34 campsites.

Recreation - This state-administered facility provides access to fishing, beach activities, board surfing, camping and picnicking.

Climate - The climate is pleasantly mild on O'ahu throughout the year. Temperatures vary annually between 60 and 90 degrees F. Summer temperatures range from 68 to 82 degrees F with the water usually near 80 degrees. Winter temperatures vary from 61 to 80 degrees F with the water temperature close to 77 degrees. More rainfall occurs during the winter than other seasons of the year and most of it falls on the northeastern or windward portion of the island.

Location - Sand Island State Recreation Area is located in the western portion of Honolulu Harbor, O'ahu. It can be accessed off Nimitz Highway (Highway 92) at the end of Sand Island Access Road.


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Filed By: Lynnette (Honolulu, Hi)
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: This is a great place for just picnicing and fishing. I take my kids often. It is at the end of Sand Island Access Road, past the Coast GuardStation when you first go in there is a train playground but the place is big so don't be afraid to drive all the way through the park. I recently stayed for camping with a large group and we enjoyed ourselves. The showers were cold but refreshing and the bathrooms had no doors but were clean and supplied. The gate closes at 6:45pm in the evening and does not open again until 7:00a.m. I believe you need a 30 day advance reservation and it was 5.00 per day per campsite with 10 people per campsite. No Ground Fires. They did have picnic tables at each of the campgrounds. I enjoyed it.


Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Beach Activities Access to beach activities.
Yes
ICON Fishing
Yes


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Contact Information:
Oahu District, Hawaii State Parks, P.O. Box 621, 1151 Punchbowl Street, 131 , Honolulu, HI, 96809, Phone: 808-587-0300

Additional Information:
Hawaii State Parks - Hawai'i's State Park System is comprised of 52 state parks encompassing nearly 25,000 acres on the 5 major islands.
O'ahu - O'ahu lies in the middle of the Hawaiian archipelago as the third largest island within the chain. Much of the eastern portion of the island is state forest reserve land and open for public use.
O'ahu State Parks - O'ahu's state parks protect a variety of natural and historic features that support many different activities. This island maintains more state-run facilities than any of the neighboring islands.

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