Having a dream vacation in a tropical paradise like Hawaii can be pretty expensive, but not everything costs money to enjoy what the island has to offer, right? China Walls located in Hawaii Kai, which is east of Waikiki, is a popular destination for locals to watch the magnificent sunset, as well as other thrilling ocean activities.
Chasing the sunset at China Walls
A popular scenic point, China Walls is located at Koko Kai Mini Beach Park in Hawaii Kai. It is just east of Waikiki where locals enjoy watching the beautiful sunset as well as other thrilling ocean experiences, such as surfing and cliff diving. It is about a 20 minute drive from Waikiki, so if you want to get out of Waikiki for an evening to experience what locals enjoy on their daily life, you should head over to this location. On a sunny day, you will be guaranteed to witness an incredible scenic view of the sunset.
Join the locals at China Walls
The time of the sun setting will differ throughout the year, so before heading to China Walls make sure you know what time the sun is going to set. Of course, definitely check the weather in the area before heading out as well. Once you get to the area on a sunny day, you will see many locals coming together with friends and family, just sitting or maybe taking photographs at China Walls. You’ll often see a group of friends or couples even bringing food and drinks to enjoy a relaxing moment after work at this location. The vibe is very relaxing and friendly because this is the place where locals gather together to have a peaceful moment. It is indeed Oahu’s hidden scenic gem. Even after the sun sets, there is plenty of time to chat and relax at this location, making it a great place to have an outdoor dinner, where you can bring your favorite local food and watch the sunset together.
Cliff diving and surfing
As well as China Walls being known to be a great scenic point, it is also a great place for thrill seekers. There are local Hawaiian surfers catching big waves crushing into China Walls, and others jumping from the cliff into the ocean. It is all so exciting to watch, but unless you are experienced and comfortable with surfing, this spot is not for beginners to surf. Cliff diving is more for everyone who is comfortable in the water, but it can be pretty slippery to come back up to the wall, so make sure you know what you are doing if you are going to surf or cliff dive. The truth is, there are cases of local surfers found dead at this point as well as dogs being swept away by gigantic waves from the rocks. In fact, even you are just watching the sunset from China Walls, make sure to keep a good distance away from the edge and pay attention to changes in the size of the waves.
China Walls as the perfect nature photo studio
The beauty of China Walls at sunset is well known for the locals. As well as locals just relaxing after a long day of work at this scenic spot, you’ll often see many locals with big cameras and even some with crews of people photographing the perfect moment together. It could be a sunset wedding picture, or it could be a sunset beauty shot. Whatever it is, this location is a must visit place for those who are chasing the sunset. I personally also really enjoy this particular location where my friends enjoy photographing me modeling in silhouette. Want to get creative? This is a great location to get creative and artistic!
Must do free experience in Oahu
There are many great activities, which keep tourists busy who are visiting Oahu. A lot of those activities cost quite a lot of money, but not all of that has to be expensive. The island of Oahu offers breathtaking views of nature at every corner, and China Walls is definitely one of them. It is only 20 minutes or so if you’re driving from Waikiki, so on your vacation to Oahu, why don’t you pick one sunny evening to venture to Hawaii Kai to see the gorgeous sunset with your loved ones.
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