Sunset at Mother's — Photo courtesy of Jade EckardtFamily fun is what Mother's Beach is all about. Located to the east of Sunset Beach, Mother's (as the locals call it) is a section of white sand that offers calmer swimming than the rest of the area. It's a hot spot for parents and children, and on any given sunny day you'll find children building sand castles, climbing trees, body boarding and swimming. There's a picnic table in the shade of a tree offering a sun-free lunch spot, but usually it's enjoyed by locals checking the surf.
Paradise — Photo courtesy of Jade Eckardt
Locals gravitate towards it because of the amazing location, not far from Honolulu. The famous surf break called Sunset is directly out front, offering a cinema-like view of the perfect waves. From here you can see the entire crescent-shaped beach that makes up a large portion of the miles-long stretch that traces the coastline of the North Shore. Although eateries like Ted's Bakery and Pupukea Grill are just a minute's drive from the beach, it's an ideal place to bring lunch and spend a few hours.
Mother's is accessible through a beach access path off Huelo Street, or by walking a few hundred feet east from Sunset Beach, right off of Kamehameha Highway.