Sandy Beach Park is a beautiful white sand beach with powerful surf framed by black lava rock. It is located about a 35 minute drive from Waikiki. It is a good location for an afternoon photo session. While the sun sets behind the mountain, not over the water, it often gets pretty light reflecting back into the clouds.
Take H-1 East to Kalanianaoli Highway south.
H-1 will turn into Hwy 72, but will still remain the Kalanianaoli Hwy along the whole coast.
Follow this coastal freeway through the residences, past Hawaii Kai, up and around Koko Ridge Crater.
You will follow a lava rock cliff single lane road that winds around a few miles until come around the bend and descend back down to the beachside.
Turn right into the beach park, where you will find parking stalls along the beach on both sides.
Park in the middle where there is a second row parking. We will be shooting at at the Eastern side of the beach where the sand meets the lava rock.
View more info about Sandy’s here: http://www.best-of-oahu.com/sandy-beach-park.html