We’re going to try a new location this summer for our annual beach meetup.
On the north shore, past Sunset beach but before Turtle Bay, there used to be a huge oceanfront farm where sheep grazed-you still may see the sheep periodically, but the land’s been bought by the state and it’s no longer a functional farm.
In 2002, when Sunset Beach Colony was built, next to the surfing spot Velzyland or VLand, a small parking lot was built next to it leading directly to the beach, but immediately gated closed due to safety/budget concerns. There are 2 large parcels of oceanfront land which is a city and county park with beautiful shaded grass that is open to the public, but virtually undiscovered.
We’ve been there several times both weekdays and weekends and there is either no one there or 1-2 people passing through.
So if you’re open to a drive to the country and up for exploring a new venue, let’s give it a go.
The closest I can get is to Google map at the bus stop 58-261 Kam Hwy, Kahuku-note the 2 middle blue bus stops in the pic below-the ocean side one is where you will park.
You can park anywhere along the black lava rock wall fronting Sunset Beach Colony (a luxury gated oceanfront development), walk northeast a few steps to the gate and down the blacktop road to the small parking lot and you are on the beach.
Pugs must be leashed till you arrive safely at the park.
Just like at any other beach, don’t leave valuables in the car.
Continue to walk north along the beach, there’s a path past a picnic table,
trash cans and it will open up to a large grassy shaded park.
If you continue, there is another larger park. We will meet at whichever one is not being used that day, most likely the 2nd larger park.
We’re keeping it simple since this is an experiment, so no potluck, just bring food/drinks for yourself.
There are no showers or any water source, so bring plenty of water, bowls and sunscreen. Bring chairs and beach towels. Some pugs love to float on boogie boards or inflatable water taxis, some owners bring life jackets to assist with pugs who are unlikely to swim. J Let’s enjoy this magical place in the summer when there are no big waves or crowds.
$1 per person will be collected going toward meetup dues.
Allow yourself plenty of time to get there and call if you need help with directions. Look for balloons on our red Toyota pickup truck.
Aloha, Pat C221-0216.