What to do in Sand Island State Recreation Area

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

P.O. Box 621
1151 Punchbowl Street, 131
Honolulu, HI 96809

Phone: 808-587-0300

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