Sand Island State Recreation Area
picnic table on beach with view of diamond head


11/27/23 - [OAHU]: Ka’ena Point State Park, Mokule’ia Section vehicle access is CLOSED due to saturated roads, the Keawa’ula Section had REOPENED.

11/27/23 - [KAUAI]: The Kalalau Trail, Nāpali Coast SWP is OPEN but Ha’ena Shuttle will be closed on 11/28/23 due to imminent weather and rising stream levels.

11/16/23 – [OAHU]: ʻIolani Palace State Monument is CLOSED on November 23rd in observance of Thanksgiving.

Sand Island State Recreation Area

1/25/23 - Camping is CLOSED due to sewer repairs. Comfort stations and showers OPEN except comfort station #5.


Summer: 7:00am to 7:45pm


Winter: 7:00am to 6:45pm


Summer Hours Begin on April 1st

Winter Hours Begin the Day After Labor Day

Entrance Fee None

By Permit Only

  • Residents = $20 Per Night, Per Campsite
  • Non-Residents = $30 Per Night, Per Campsite

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Sand Island State Recreation Area offers weekends-only shoreline camping within a heavily industrialized area very close to the urban core of Honolulu and the flight path of the Honolulu International Airport. This park is also adjacent to the Sand Island Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) day use riding area, which contains tracks and trails for motorized OHV’s and non-motorized BMX bikes.

Sand Island is an arid, urban coastal park which offers picnicking, camping, walking, shore fishing and board surfing. It fronts a small sand beach and has good views of Honolulu Harbor and ocean sunsets. (14.0 acres)

picnic table on beach with view of diamond head