Features of note are Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden and the new Hawaii National Veterans Cemetery. Access to Kneohe Bay is mainly from the public pier and boat ramp located at nearby Heeia Kea. Access to Coconut Island (restricted) is from the state pier off Lilipuna Road. Marine Corps Base Hawaii lies across the south end of Kneohe Bay from the central part of Kneohe, although the town stretches along Kneohe Bay Drive to the base perimeter. Kneohe is a census-designated place (CDP) included in the City and County of Honolulu and located in Hawaii state District of Koolaupoko on the Island of Oahu. In the Hawaiian language, kne ohe means bamboo man". According to an ancient Hawaiian story a local woman compared her husband's cruelty to the sharp edge of cutting bamboo; thus the place was named Kneohe or "Bamboo man". Kneohe is the largest of several communities along Kneohe Bay and one of the two largest residential communities on the windward side of Oahu. The commercial center of the town is spread mostly along Kamehameha Highway."