Hanama Bay

The only thing better than the view is the superb snorkeling at this State Park!

The entire swimming area is a reef!

Go see the Hawaiian Sea Turtles and more at the scooter accessible Hanama Bay

You will see hundreds of fishes and creatures and it is not uncommon to also come across a Hawaiian Sea Turtle (Honu). Getting up and down the steep hill from the parking lot, viewing and entrance areas is accessible by foot or people including those using mobility scooters or wheelchairs can take the tram down to the beach area; just ride your wheelchair or scooter right on! the tram is $1.00 down and $1.25 up! We know what you’re wondering! Why $.25 (cents) more to go up? We don’t know. If you just want to take in the magnificent view at the parking lot level, you can do so without paying the park admission fee but there is a $1.00 per vehicle parking fee which is refunded if you stay under 15 minutes. The beach area has paved sidewalks most of the way and packed grassy areas that you can ride a mobility scooter on. Although motorized scooters and power wheelchairs cannot go in the soft beach sand, it’s a short walk from the grassy areas to the beach area and into the water. We consider this sealife preserve and reef 100% handicap accessible. Snorkel & masks can be rented at the park if you don’t have one. Water wheelchairs are available for people who cannot walk short distances but they are limited and provided free of charge (see photo below).

Hanama Bay Nature Preserve and State Park