Kimi Werner’s Favorite Places on Oahu
Kimi Werner is an accomplished diver, huntress, chef and artist. She let Hui tag along for a day of swimming
Kimi Werner is an accomplished diver, huntress, chef and artist. She let Hui tag along for a day of swimming and good eats. Join us as we check out Kimi’s Favorite Places!
Waimea Bay Beach Park
61-31 Kamehameha Highway
Located on the North Shore of Oahu, Waimea Bay is one of Kimi’s go-to places for a morning swim. It’s known for big waves in the winter, but in the summer, it’s perfect for swimming, snorkeling or diving. With its spacious, powdery beach and crystal clear water, it’s easy to see why Waimea is so popular among locals and visitors alike. Parking fills up quickly, so get here early.
Island Vintage Coffee
66-111 Kamehameha Hwy #503
After a morning of swimming, it’s time for eats at Island Vintage Coffee in the Haleiwa Store Lots. Kimi loves the grilled cheese sandwich with tomato bisque, paired with a hot latte. The breakfast platter and poke bowls are hard to miss, too.
Friendly baristas, locally sourced 100% Kona coffee, and free parking in the back lot make this place a must-visit for fueling up for the day.
Ka’ena Point Trail
From the North Shore, drive to the end of Farrington Highway (Hwy 930)
Kimi loves the gorgeous Kaʻena Point Trail, a short drive from Haleʻiwa Town. Along this scenic 2.7-mile hike along the water, you may see whales, monk seals and turtles, as well as native flora. At the end of the trail, a sanctuary protects seabirds that come to nest and lay their eggs in the sand.
The trail is accessible from Mokulēʻia in the north and Waiʻanae in the west.
Tips: Wear a hat and sunscreen and bring lots water.