Kaneohe Homes

 
 

Kāneʻohe is on the windward side of the island of Oʻahu.   A neighbor town to Kailua.  You have access to many restaurants, shopping centers and the only mall located on the east side of the island.  A big attraction is the Kaneohe Sand Bar.  The only one of its kind in all of Hawaii, the sandbar is located about fifteen minutes from Heeia Boat Harbor if you do the journey in a small sail or motorboat or kayak. The sandbar is “open” at low tide when this stretch of sand is partially exposed to the sun's dazzling rays. It attracts plenty of bathers and sailors alike, eager to get away from the “mainland” for a lounging spot here - complete with a picnic, or a game of Frisbee or volleyball. At high tide the sandbar is completely submerged, so check the tides before planning a visit. However, for some people high tide at the sandbar brings an altogether different, but equally pleasurable experience. The shallow on the sandbar can be an ideal place for snorkeling. Marine life in this temporary mini eco-system include tiny cornet fish and flounders. These can be seen attempting to blend in with the sand beneath them by those snorkelers with eagle eyes! At the edges of the sandbar is a deep drop-off so those feeling a little more adventurous and with a little more experience can snorkel to greater depths. Just keep in mind that Kaneohe Bay is also a favorite breeding ground for hammerhead sharks (which are known to be usually harmless to humans, but may still look scary if you happen to be next to one on the water).  In the Hawaiian language, kāne ʻohe means "bamboo man".

 

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