Less than a mile off of South Shore Oahu
sits the beautiful Manana Island State Seabird Sanctuary, a 63 acre volcanic tuff also known as Rabbit Island
. There is a small beach about 30 feet wide on the southwest side of the island. It is over 360 feet at its highest point and can be seen from a variety of locations on South Shore Oahu
, including Kaupo Beach, Waimanalo Beach Park
and Makapu'u Lookout
was named after the rabbit colony that inhabited the island from the 1880s until 1994. John Adams Cummins, who owned a plantation in Waimanalo, raised the rabbits on Manana Island.