Marine Corps Base Pools & Beaches

Water safety is the primary focus at all Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) pools and beaches. A variety of classes are offered year-round to teach and enhance existing aquatic-based recreational skills at every level. MCBH boasts four pools: two at Kaneohe Bay and one each at Camp H. M. Smith and Manana Housing.

With its four pristine beaches, Kaneohe Bay provides opportunities for ocean swimming, snorkeling, surfing and body boarding. Learn more about ocean wildlife, coastal and marine resources here.

Rescue Tubes now available at various locations along the shore line.
Follow instructions on posted signage, see below:

  1. If you DO NOT know how to swim in surf and rip currents, DO NOT grab the device and DO NOT enter the water.
  2. Get help – call or yell 911.
  3. Pull Rescue Tube behind you and use fins if possible.
  4. Stay calm.
  5. Kick across current towards the shore.

Warning: Authorized runway crossing to Pyramid Rock and Hale Koa Beaches is at Mokapu Road only. Pedestrians and joggers are prohibited from crossing the runway — Vehicle traffic only.

Swim Lessons
swimmergirlPlease check back for our next group swim lesson registrations. Private lessons are still available.

Swim lesson registration will be at the Base Pool.   (Ages six (6) months to 36 months, registration is not required, drop-in classes only.) See below for pricing information. Call 254-7655 for more information.

Water Babies Swim Classes
**Classes are currently on-hold until the Officer’s Club pool re-opens**
Drop-in classes only
Tuesdays through Fridays
Hilltop Pool, $10/class – cash only!

Click here for price list. **Please note, prices have increased from last year.***

Click here for the Aquatics Liability Form. Click here to print the Swim Test Authorization Form.

Hilltop/Base Pools: 254-7655
Camp Smith: 477-5067
Manana: 474-6207/254-7655

K-Bay Base Pool
Children Ages 5 & Up Only During Rec Swim.
Labor Day – Memorial Day
Monday: Closed
1100–1300 (ADULT Lap Swim Only)
1300–1700 (Lap & Rec Swim)
1200–1700 (Lap & Rec Swim)
Memorial Day – Labor Day
Monday: Closed
1100–1300 (ADULT Lap Swim Only)
1300–1800 (Lap & Rec Swim)
1200–1700 (Lap & Rec Swim)

In the event that the Base Pool is closed, the Hilltop Pool hours will reflect the Base Pool hours.

Hilltop Pool at The Officers’ Club
Memorial Day–Labor Day
Monday: Closed
1200–1800 (Lap & Rec Swim)
1200–1700 (Lap & Rec Swim)

Labor Day–Memorial Day
Monday: Closed
1200–1700 (Lap & Rec Swim)
1200–1700 (Lap & Rec Swim)

Manana Pool Hours
Tuesday – Sunday 1500-1700 (Lap & Rec Swim)

Camp Smith
1000-1400 All Lanes {25-yard Lap Swim}
Sat/Sun/Hol: Closed

*All pools closed on Christmas & New Year’s Day

Party Your Way with MCCS Aquatics
One of MCB Hawaii’s greatest aspects is that you can swim year-round. What’s even better, you can throw pool parties year-round. MCCS Aquatics hosts private pool parties at the MCBH K-Bay Main Pool and the Manana Housing Pool. Due to the hiring freeze, please be specific with what you want for your party. The slide tends to be offline due to shortage of staff. The kiddie pool is closed.

Tuesdays through Fridays, weekends and holidays, MCCS Aquatics invites you to party your way at one of the base pools.

“Pool parties are great for birthdays, youth teams ceremonies, even family get-togethers,” says Dino Leonard, MCCS Aquatics Assistant Manager.” Each party package includes a 20′ x 20′ tented area, picnic tables, and a barbeque grill for grilling your favorite feasts. The Kaneohe Base Pool offers a water slide, diving boards, and a kiddie pool for the peewee party folk. “The pricing is very affordable, and the locations are all convenient,” furthered Leonard, “all it takes is a call.”
To set up a date for your pool party, call MCCS Aquatics at 808-254-7655. For Manana call 808-474-6207.

Beach Fire Pits

Light up the night at one of MCCS’s fire pits available at MCBH Hale Koa Beach campgrounds (3 available).

No reservations needed. The rules are simple: No glass containers on the beach. No burning of wood pallets or crates. If desired, fire wood is available for purchase at the Base Marina. Bring your buddies, a cooler, marshmallows and s’mores – the beach is all yours! Call the MCCS Outdoor Recreation for info at 254-7666.

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