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.
Beach Fire Pits
Light up the night at one of MCCS’s 12 new fire pits available at MCBH beaches. Locations include:
- 3 at the Hale Koa Beach (camp grounds)
- 4 at Pyramid Rock Beach
- 3 at North Beach
- 2 at Fort Hase Beach
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.
*Fire Pits @ Pyramid Rock and North Beach are seasonal only, based on beach and surf conditions. Please check available with Outdoor Recreation.
It’s that time of year again. Spring swim lessons are just around the corner. Registration is 0800, February 21st at the base pool and ongoing until all spaces are filled. Call 254-7655 for more information.
The Camp Smith Swimming Pool is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lap swim. Manana Housing Swimming Pool is open from noon to 6 p.m. for recreational swim.
Hilltop/Base Pools: 254-7655
Camp Smith: 477-5067
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.
Marine Corps Base Beaches
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.