Ewa Beach, HI
It is said that Hawaiian gods tossed stones to mark boundaries on the beautiful island of Oahu. One day they pitched a stone to mark an area just west of Honolulu. The stone they threw went astray or “ewa”. Today 14,000 residents live within the boundaries of beautiful Ewa Beach. Homes in Ewa Beach HI are available near great parks, historical sites and community events.
Parks and Recreation
Along with its delightful legend, Ewa Beach offers fun with city parks that have some of the best beaches on Oahu’s west side. Families can play on Ewa Beach Park’s white sands or enjoy picnicking, ball courts, a playground and baseball fields. Shore fishermen also frequent the area in search of trophy sized saltwater fish. Another beautiful city park, the Ewa Beach Community Park lies near homes in Ewa Beach HI. Along with a community center, picnicking and ball facilities, this park provides a playground with a 14 foot high climbing structure that is the first of its kind in Hawaii. Farmers market fans will also enjoy visiting the Open Air Farmers Market at the park each Friday.
Attractions and Activities
Real estate in Ewa Beach HI is also near Ewa’s historic Hawaiian Railway Society. The society is dedicated to restoring and protecting Hawaii’s rich railroading history. Visitors can visit the society’s museum and ride the only railroad left on Oahu. Year round tours take passengers around the city, the old Ewa sugar plantation or near the remains of the World War II Ewa Field. For special occasions, visitors can rent Car No. 64 for a ride on the rails. Built and designed by Oahu Railroad and Land Co. owner Benjamin Dillingham, Car No. 64 has a luxurious wood interior complete with kitchen and bath. The car’s observation deck lets guests enjoy the trade winds and gorgeous views. Car No. 64 was used by important island visitors including Queen Liliuokalani and members of the royal family.
Ewa Beach also hosts several great community events. The Lion’s Club Community Christmas Parade begins with a parade followed with live music, food, rides and arts and crafts booths at the Community Park. Another unique Ewa Beach celebration is the annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival. Fifteen of the islands’ best slack key guitarists share Hawaii’s beautiful music during an unforgettable concert.
Real estate in Ewa Beach HI is also near the community’s annual Fenceline 2 Fenceline Shoreline Fishing Tournament. Winning fishermen receive prizes for the largest catches within established boundaries. Flower lovers will enjoy the Ewa Orchid Society’s annual Orchid Show and Sale. For golfers who appreciate gorgeous settings, the Ewa Beach Golf Club provides a championship 18-hole course that challenges all levels of golfers. Nearby Coral Creek Golf Course offers 18-holes along with a gorgeous, cascading waterfall. The West Loch Golf Course is one of six Honolulu city courses.
Ewa Beach is home to two federal sites that protect islanders and the Pacific Ocean region. The NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center and Honolulu Geomagnetic Observatory provide tsunami warnings to Pacific Ocean communities. Check with a local realtor for more information about real estate in Ewa Beach HI.