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Laie Point

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You can’t see this place from the road. It’s tucked away behind a neighborhood in Laie, a small town on Oahu’s north shore. At some point this must have been a secret spot among Laie locals.

This small strip of land you see here is a state park called Laie State Wayside Park. Most people just call it Laie Point. It’s a popular stop for people doing a tour around the island. If you find yourself in this area, it’s worth seeing. Especially if you’ve picked up photography as a hobby.

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The iconic landmark of Laie Point is this small islet with a big hole in the middle.

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You can see rock stackings on the islet that show people have paddled out here one way or another.

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Laie Point is also known for this cliff right here where the people are gathering.

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It’s a popular cliff jumping spot.

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Waves constantly break against this point creating a jagged shoreline.

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The north facing shorelines are usually the most rugged.

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Some rocks look like dragons.

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If you’re into photography, you can spend a decent amount of time here shooting textures and landscapes.

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If you’re not into photography, this is a nice place to walk around, sip coffee and eat a plate lunch from Papa Ole’s (which is just 5 minutes away).

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We walked around the coastline for a bit. This was our first time visiting Laie Point.

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The rocks were swarming with ocean spiders.

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This is not a the safest place to walk around in slippers.

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But it does make for a nice photo.

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Also, some guy was fishing.

We drove up to check out Laie Point after doing a hike in Kaawa (east Oahu). There are a bunch of hikes nearby, such as:

Laie Beach Park and Kokololio Beach Park are also close by.

See also:

  • More info and directions to Laie Point on Yelp.

This story was last modified on August 1, 2013. (Originally published in August 2013.)

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