The best camping near Sand Island State Recreation Area

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Sun Farm Hawaii @ Koko Head

19 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents3 acres · Honolulu, HI
Located in a wonderful farm setting, enjoy the sweet breezes, gorgeous sunsets and farm life while still in the city and close to some of the best beaches in East Oahu! We are located on the foothills of the famous Koko Head hike, and only five minutes to Hanauma Bay, shopping centers, dining, and grocery stores. Watch a magical sunset from the communal kitchen area, with a spectacular view of Diamond Head crater and the surrounding coast- it's all in one! *Please be aware there are many wild hens and roosters roaming around the neighborhood and property. You will enjoy your stay here if you're comfortable closely co-existing with nature and the sounds that come with it. Please plan accordingly. If you'd like to catch some waves or need a ride around time, we have surfboards available for rent, Parking is also available on site. Just let us know your needs and we'll do our best to accommodate for a wonderful stay! Mahalo ~ ~ DETAILS ~ ~ Self Check In Time is after 2pm. Self Check Out Time is before 11am. Cancellations/Refunds: A full refund will be made for cancellations received 7 days before date of arrival. Reservations are not refundable thereafter; please plan accordingly.
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Waimanalo Farmstay

5 sites · Lodging, RVs5 acres · Kailua, HI
This is a breathtaking space that our family has poured many decades and multiple generations into. We are surrounded by jungle, with a freshwater stream running through the entire property and unobstructed mountain views. You are welcome to explore the grounds and enjoy the land. Chickens roam freely, with the occasional pig sightings in the evening. We do have a fair bit of bugs and geckos. If you’re especially sensitive to mosquitos, this might not be the place for you! Waimanalo is a small agricultural town filled with nurseries, horse stables, and a high concentration of Hawaiian homes. It remains mostly undeveloped and authentic, and we aim to keep it that way. While nestled against the mountains, we're just a five minute drive from the beach. We are fifteen minutes from Kailua town, where you'll find several grocery stores, shops, and restaurants. There are so many great beach and land activities nearby, and I'm happy to lead you in the direction of whatever you might be interested in! We are very protective of this land and town, but would love to share the space with respectful travelers looking for an authentic experience. While we are very hospitable, we are not in the business of hospitality. This is a working farm. I am happy to accommodate travelers, but I am not here at your beck and call. If that is the experience you are seeking, I think you would be happier elsewhere. We appreciate all of your bookings, and profits go directly back into farm infrastructure and new fruit trees. Thank you for looking!
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Plumeria Spa Retreat

1 site · Lodging2 acres · Halawa, HI
Zip line ocean view, rest relax, trade yard work for massage or stay. Out side tub &, shower, on 2 acres of serenity, privacy from neighbors! Hammock fresh wild mamaki, chickens, bon fire allowed ! Expect rain daily so good rain proof tent! Outside cooking cooler available lots of parking available!
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plan b campground

3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents2 acres · Ewa Gentry, HI
When your plan a falls thru come stay here at plan b campground. This is the only beachfront private property campsite on the island. Park right next to your tent. No worries about having to leave your car out of sight. This spot is behind a locked gate that you have a key for no curfew come and go as you like. Most choose not to go anywhere they like it right here. I've heard from more people that stayed elsewhere on the island and they say they wish they came here first. Oceanfront island style getaway with mango, banana and coconut trees in the yard. Hear the ocean while you fall asleep. Private restroom, hot shower with changing room, fresh water, 110v electricity for phone or laptop charging no plug for vans to run a/c or fridge, washing machine available for $10 per load, beachfront cabana with lounge chairs and hammock. Bbq for cooking that perfect fresh island fish. An 8-man tent with 2 rooms available or bring your camper/vancar.*($50 tent rental fee for the two room tent that includes air mattresses bedding setup and tear down)Gated property with your host Kawika onsite for any of your needs.
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Secluded Mountain Farmstay

3 sites · Lodging, RVs10 acres · Waimanalo, HI
This exquisite and secluded property is located at the base of the Koʻolau mountains in Waimānalo. Surrounded by breath-taking views that will captivate and invigorate your spirit, this private property offers an experience that is one of a kind. With over 10 acres to explore, this regenerative farm is home to many fruit trees, indigenous plants, wild chickens, and other beautiful birds that you will likely spot while taking a stroll on our nature path. We have worked really hard to care for this ʻāina (land), and we are happy to share it with respectful travelers looking for a quiet, authentic, farm-stay experience. Camp Koʻolau provides bathrooms, a warm-water outdoor shower with an amazing view, and parking. Our farm is only a 5-minute drive to the beach, and 15 minutes from popular, Kailua town. As a working farm, we do have insects and geckos hanging around. So, it's not uncommon to encounter them. Also, we often have visits from wild pigs that come down from the mountain, so you may see them as well. Although we are certain you will love this place, please keep in mind, it takes a lot of hard work to maintain it. Thus, you will probably hear farm equipment and activities buzzing about (typically on the weekends). And, we want you to respect, love, and care for this place as much as we do by leaving it better than you found it. For an added fee, we also offer: 1) Full plant-based meal plans (Mon. - Fri.) that are prepared by the owners of an award-winning vegan restaurant. 2) An exclusive adventure on our Hawaiian sailing canoe to Nā Mokulua (Twin Islands) or around Mānana (Rabbit Island). For more information or to purchase one of these added features, please contact me prior to your arrival.
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Perry Farm

5 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Kaneohe, HI
This is a Beautiful two acre tropical flower farm located in Kahaluu valley at the base of the Koolau mountains. Located in Kahaluu it’s a getaway from the city but close enough to enjoy all of the activities. Just a short drive from Kualoa Ranch and a quick boat ride to Kaneohe Bay Sandbar. Along with a big grass yard for activities
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Zen Oasis in Sacred Valley

3 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Hauula, HI
You're not in Hawaii to go to the mall! Waking up at the mouth of Sacred valley gives an out of this world feeling, even locals rent our space to disconnect. Our securely gated, tranquil haven boasts tropical fruit trees and a sprawling lawn space campground, plenty of space with bathrooms and cold showers included. A sandy beach, perfect for sunset, is a 10 minute walk away! There are martial arts classes occurring on the property mon-fri until about 9-930 pm, so if you see some lights and people as you enter do not worry. As there will likely not be someone physically there, we have made detailed self check in instructions on a Google Doc ! A hidden gem for anyone looking for a safe, secluded place to camp on the most tropical side of Oahu! Check in time will be after 4 pm, and a link will be provided for arrival instructions and gate code. We have fixed arrival procedures and have clearly labeled signage to ensure you find your campsite! There will not usually be someone physically present to check you in so we have made Google Doc instructions for arrival and finding the bathrooms!
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Hau'ula Homestead

2 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Hauula, HI
Welcome to Hau'ula Homestead! We are located on O‘ahu, the beautiful Hawaiian Island. Right across the road from Hau'ula Beach park and a short drive from famous North Shore beaches. Flat grass field with some trees and bordered by a stream. We have two RV/tent campsites available. If you are bringing an RV, we can accommodate vehicles up to 45ft in length. No hookups are available at this time, the sites are flat. Campfires are permitted. We are pet-friendly, but please keep your pets on leash. A toilet, potable water, and wifi are all available. Kokololio Beach Park is a 2-minute drive from the site. Hau'ula Loop Trail is only 4 minutes away. Kokololio Beach is a nice stretch of sand and during the summer months, swimming is possible. When coming from the south, turn left toward the mountain immediately before the long Hauula Beach park bridge or when coming from the north turn right immediately toward the mountain just after the long park bridge.
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Mangrove Lounge

4 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Haleiwa, HI
I grew up here my whole life, and I never got bored living here. Every day I got to wake up and go to the beach just minutes away from home, or my cousins and I would have a fishing contest to see who could catch the most fish. We would also go paddling up the river to lay nets down to catch some ono (delicious) crab for dinner. Nothing like living the true local style, which is the same experience I want you to have. Learn more about this land: Aloha! Looking for a place to lounge and adventure? Mangrove Lounge is the place for you! Mangrove Lounge is located right behind the historical town called Haleiwa Town. Camper Vans or RVs are more than welcome! During the day, enjoy access to a private river where you can take your fishing pole and catch yourself some dinner. After a busy day, enjoy a nice hot bath in a private shower under the stars, along with a flushing toilet and sink. Upon request and additional charge, end your adventure with a cozy night next to the fire pit ($28.00 for fire pit). Mangrove Lounge is 3-5 minutes (driving) away from many beaches and eateries in Haleiwa town where you can also do all your shopping. Less than a mile away, you can find all the delicious food trucks including the famous Giovanni Shrimp Truck. You can find your nearest supermarket just 1.2 miles away called Malama Market, and Longs Drug Store right across the street from Malama Market. Mangrove Lounge provides clean bathroom, a shower with hot water, access to a private river for relaxing or fishing, spacious camping tents if requested for $30.00-$40.00 your entire stay, about 800ft from the nearest bus stop, and secured privacy so you and your friends or family can relax, feel safe, and most importantly...have fun! 😊 Details about each campsite lounge: -Each campsite lounge provides a spacious area for tents or campervans. -Picnic table big enough to fit four people comfortably. -Garbage bins for trash. -Water hose located all around campsite for guests to use. - Access to a private river. -If its not a cloudy night, the stars here at Mangrove Lounge is beautiful. -Bathroom facility is sanitized and cleaned everyday. **What you should bring: 1. Mosquito repellents 2. Shower essentials **What you should know: - I will be messaging you the day before you arrive to ask about your check in time. If possible, please stay in contact. - Please drive very slowly going in and out of campgrounds. Mahalo! Feel free to message me on Hipcamp if you have any questions about Mangrove Lounge, and I hope to see you there. Mahalo!
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Tropical Fruit Forest - North Shore

10 sites · RVs, Tents7 acres · Kahuku, HI
Situated on the highest point of Kahuku farms , Northshore , overseeing the oceans, watch sunrise and sunset , hear the birds and the dancing moves of mountain pines with the ocean breeze — this one of the oldest Hawaii fruit tree forests provide visitors special connections with the nature and the enjoyment of the quiet and peaceful surroundings ! Join us for an unforgettable adventure through North Shore's best kept secrete!
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Island Paradise - Oahu

5 sites · Lodging5 acres · Hauula, HI
Escape from your worries and unwind in this secluded oasis. Nestled in a valley within the stunning Ko’olauloa Mountain range, our sacred land sits proudly. The spacious and well-maintained yurt offers a comfortable retreat, surrounded by the privacy and pristine beauty of the property. Outdoor bathrooms and showers add a touch of nature to your experience. Step outside your door to breathtaking views that promise memories lasting a lifetime. Here we will educate you about the land and the importance to us a s a people. Discover the tranquility of our hidden gem in the Ko’olauloa Mountains and let the serenity of the surroundings envelop you. Welcome to a rejuvenating getaway where worries fade away, and unforgettable moments take center stage.
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Maleka Farm: Camper-van & Tent

13 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Laie, HI
Welcome to Maleka Farm in Laie, Hawaii! Picture yourself nestled in a grassy field, offering breathtaking views of the Laie mountains. We have just completed our restroom facility! This includes 4 private bathrooms with a shower, toilet and sink. The restroom facility is shared with other guest on Maleka Farm and is Off-grid. We collect rain water for our shower, toilet, and sink, and use solar panels for electricity. As the sun rises and sets, the mountains transform, casting beautiful hues of orange and purple across the sky, creating a mesmerizing sight for campers. Each site has its own picnic table! For Tents: Maleka Farm provides space for pitching tents in the green grass. Set up your tent and enjoy the simplicity of sleeping under the stars, feeling the gentle breeze, and waking up to the natural beauty that surrounds you. For Camper-Vans: Maleka Farm grassy field can accommodate camper-vans of various sizes. The Farm is flat and great for camper-vans to sleep on leveled ground. Hiking Trails: Maleka Farm provides easy access to a variety of hiking trails that wind their way through the scenic landscapes of Laie and its surrounding areas. Some popular trails in the vicinity include: Laie Summit Trail Ma'akua Ridge Trail Laie Falls Trail Malaekahana Falls Trail Local Attractions: In addition to the mesmerizing mountain views, Laie and its surrounding areas offer a variety of attractions. Explore the Polynesian Cultural Center, an immersive cultural experience showcasing the traditions and history of the Pacific Islands. Hukilau Cafe is .3 miles down the street where the popular movie 50 First dates was filmed. Just 2 miles North is Kahuku Food Trucks to satisfy any pallet. You can also visit nearby beaches for swimming, snorkeling, or simply basking in the sun. We have some beach equipment available for rent: Surfboards, boogie boards and snorkel gear!
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The best camping near Sand Island State Recreation Area guide

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You’ll never guess—within the big city of Honolulu is a little picturesque island full of a handful of sweet camping spots. Sand Island State Recreation Area is one stellar urban camping spot, offering gorgeous views of the downtown core from your own sandy campsite. If you’re looking for a beautiful beachy spot to spend a few hours picnicking or a weekend camping under the big sky, Sand Island is a great choice that’s only a super short trip from the city center. Get ready for a cool ocean breeze, a starry night sky, and picturesque beachside relaxing. This little state park is a seriously rad spot to soak up the Polynesian sun with friends, family, and everyone in between.

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  • Camping near Waimanalo Beach Park offers a mix of soft sandy beaches, azure waters, and towering palm trees. With incredible sunrise views, the Waimanalo Beach Park camping adventure provides a paradise-like escape, perfect for beach lovers.
  • Take the chance to camp near Bellows Field Beach Park for a delightful mix of sun, sand, and the great outdoors. Its proximity to the beach gives you a unique opportunity to enjoy the serene ocean views, while the lush surrounding greenery enhances the peaceful camping experience.
  • Looking for a truly authentic Hawaiian camping experience? Try camping near Kaiaka Bay Beach Park! Enjoy the rolling waves, diverse marine life, and archaeological sites offering a unique blend of nature and culture.
  • A haven for nature enthusiasts, Kalaeloa Beach Park invites you to camp near its pristine shores. Bask in the warm sunshine, swim in crystal-clear waters, and immerse yourself in the tranquility of this idyllic camping spot.

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