Pokai Bay, Waianae Coast, Oahu

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 Pokai Bay is on the leeward side of Oahu.  It is a 30 mile westerly sail from Ala Wai Harbor to just south of  Waianae Small Boat Harbor.  Pokai usually has calm waters protected by a jetty, making this State Park a popular and well used family beach all year around. Boats can anchor behind the jetty outside the swim area with short scope in good  holding  ground.  It's an easy row or swim ashore.  The jetty is a haven for a variety of sea life and provides great snorkeling.  Dolphins come into the bay in the morning and put on a great show, and sea turtles swim and feed through the anchorage.  There are bathrooms and beach showers on shore, and a short walk takes you to the town of Waianae where stores and entertainment can be found.  North and just off the beach is the Army Rest Camp with a restaurant that is open to the public. The anchorage is enjoyable but can be noisy at times, with families picnicking and lots of children having loads of fun!