In 1958, when the last runways were closed and the flying field status terminated, Bellows Field, an important air field during World War II, was re-named Bellows Air Force Station. It then became an armed forces Recreation Center. Bellows provides beachfront cabins, camping, and limited condominium style apartments for active duty, reserve, and retired military personnel to stay in. The northern section of beach on Bellows, stretches nearly five miles from Wailea Point to Makapuu, Waimanalo Bay Beach Park, is one of the longest beaches on the island. Despite rougher waters, which make it less suitable for inexperienced swimmers, the size, scenery and soft sand make Waimanalo a classic Hawaiian beach that is great for boogie boarding, fishing, sunbathing or walking along the shoreline.
We spent the afternoon enjoying the breezes, the water and the beautiful scenery. There were very few people there so it was like having our very own beach.