Excellent protected cove right next to the resort which is very kid friendly year around. This is another great place to take your family on the North Shore. It also makes a great second stop after the Polynesian Cultural Center. The beach is pretty protected which lends to a calm shore break. This is sometimes a hard thing to find in the winter months on the North Shore. It is a bit rocky so water shoes might be helpful. The faclities here are nice because they are attached to the resort. A great place to have lunch or dinner and watch the shore is Ola's. My son loves to watch the fish swim in the aquarium located by the hostess stand inside the resort. Shade is limited and mostly available to guests of the hotel. Parking here is free if you eat at the restaurant, make sure to get your ticket validated. Otherwise there is an hourly rate. The beach access is located at the east end of the resort and there is plenty of parking. If your are looking for a little exercise there is a path the goes east along the beach to Kahuku Point, the most northern point on the island.