Where is the Hanauma Bay located?

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Hanauma Bay is located on the south side of the island of Oahu approximately 12 miles from Waikiki along the rouged south shore. The drive along the south shore of the island have some of the most scenic views on Oahu.

Is Hanauma Bay parking open?

Hanauma Bay is now open Wednesdays through Sundays, with daily entrance available for a maximum of 1,000 persons from 645 am to 130 pm.

Can you drive to Hanauma Bay?

How to Get to Hanauma Bay by Car. Hanauma Bay is an easy drive from Honolulu. Take the H1 Freeway out of Waikiki until it becomes the Kalanianaole Highway. Drive for about 10 miles and you’ll see the entrance to Hanauma Bay on the top of the hill just past the city of Hawaii Kai.

Why is it called Hanauma Bay?

The beach and surrounding natural park get their name from two Hawaiian words: “hana” which means bay and “uma” which means curved. Hanauma Bay was declared a protected marine life conservation area and underwater park in 1967.

Is there parking at Hanauma Bay?

Hanauma Bay Parking The parking lot at Hanauma Bay is relatively small and fills up daily. When filled to capacity the security guards at the top of the hill are notified and no other public vehicles are allowed to enter. If you drive to Hanauma Bay using your own vehicle then there is a $3.00 parking fee per vehicle.

Is it hard to find parking at Hanauma Bay?

Is Hanauma Bay Open Covid 19?

The Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve (HBAY) is open to the public Wednesdays through Sundays, with entry allowed from 6:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All HBAY visitors must leave the nature preserve by 4 p.m., with the beach being cleared at 3:30 p.m. This schedule is subject to change at any time.

Is Hanauma Bay a volcano?

Hanauma Bay is an incredible natural pool that has formed in a volcanic crater. The crater is evidence of a volcanic burst of activity on the island tens of thousands of years ago. These volcanic eruptions formed the crater on the sea floor, and waves from the ocean eventually filled the circular bay.

Is there sharks in Hanauma Bay?

There are some sharks in the bay, even though it is a popular tourist attraction. However, the sharks in Hanauma Bay are reef sharks and are only about 4 feet long. They don’t feed on humans and there has never been any shark attack in the bay.

Where is the Hanauma Bay nature preserve?

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is about 10 miles east of Waikiki just off the main coastal road (Kalaniana’ole Highway, Route 72). Address: 100 Hanauma Bay Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96825. For our Summer session, Hanauma Bay is open daily from 6:00a.m. until 7:00p.m.

What time does Hanauma Bay Open?

During that time Hanauma Bay is open from 6:00am until 7:00pm. The Nature Preserve is closed every Tuesday. Winter days are considered to be October through March. Then the nature preserve is open from 6:00a.m. until 6:00p.m. And again it is closed every Tuesday.

How do I make a reservation for Hanauma Bay?

Go to the following address https://pros.hnl.info/hanauma-bay. This is the new reservation system of the Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation. Choose your the date you’d like to visit Hanauma Bay. Select a time slot and fill your information. Finish the process and confirm the reservation.

Is Hanauma Bay the best beach in Hawaii?

Hanauma Bay is not accidentally declared one of the best beaches in the United States. It is located about 9 miles (15km) East of the world famous Waikiki beach and is an incredible natural pool formed in a volcanic crater. Translated from Hawaiian, Hanauma bay means curved bay.