Located in a marine life reserve, this beach offers an abundance of fish and coral formations for snorkelers. When conditions are right, the bay can offer a world-class surf break. Fed by the Honolua stream, water visibility varies. There is roadside parking and some facilities.
As part of the Mokuleia Marine Life Conservation District, fishing and spearing are illegal, leaving a multitude of fish and sea life for snorkelers to observe.
There are possible strong currents and seasonally high surf with dangerous waves that can break on rocks. Honolua Bay has a small, sand beach and is surrounded by a rocky shoreline. It's susceptible to variable ocean conditions. Water can be murky, clearing further from shore. Underwater springs make ocean water colder than other areas.