With its four pristine beaches, Kaneohe Bay provides opportunities for ocean swimming, snorkeling, surfing and body boarding.
Ocean Awareness Clinic
Don’t be caught unprepared in the ocean. Take our Ocean Awareness Clinic on the 1st Saturday of each month 1200-1330. August clinic is at Pyramid Rock Beach. Check back each month as our training location may change. Topics covered include:
- How to identify hazards and dangers
- How to identify rip currents
- How to identify entry and exit points
- How to safely contact victims
- Emergency plans
- Beach lifeguard demonstrations
Rescue Tubes now available at various locations along the shore line.
Follow instructions on posted signage, see below:
- If you DO NOT know how to swim in surf and rip currents, DO NOT grab the device and DO NOT enter the water.
- Get help – call or yell 911.
- Pull Rescue Tube behind you and use fins if possible.
- Stay calm.
- 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.
Beach Flag Conditions
White Flag Condition: Water activities are open. Surf and currents are moderate.
Yellow Flag Condition: Water activities are open. Fins are required when swimming due to high surf or strong currents.
Red Flag Condition: Unsafe conditions. Water and beaches are closed.
Below is a library of resources to familiarize yourself with Hawaii ocean safety. Please take the time to view our videos and other resources so that you may be prepared while swimming in our waters.
Ocean Safety at MCBH Kaneohe Bay
MCBH has some beautiful but dangerous beaches. Learn how to prepare yourself for the ocean.