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Waimea Bay

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Address: 61-031 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1304

A popular surfing area located on the North Shore of Oahu.

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Great beach but very little parking

I love the beach during the summer, but the parking is horrendous. The beach has a rock that you can jump off of that is about 30ft. During the summer the waves are small, but... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Augusta, Georgia
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Augusta, Georgia
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love the beach during the summer, but the parking is horrendous. The beach has a rock that you can jump off of that is about 30ft. During the summer the waves are small, but bewar in the winter waves can get 40ft+. Every once in a while they cut out a little clearing for brackish water to drain from... More 

Thank williammwoodard
British Columbia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This legendary surf spot is so beautiful! There was no surf the day my family visited, which made it great for the kids. There are great facilities (i.e. washrooms, picnic tables, etc...) in the beach park for families to enjoy as well. The only downside is the parking. This spot gets busy and parking is at a premium.

Thank Brent B
Finger Lakes
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here and played in the waves. The waves at Sunset Beach were enormous but it is a little more protected here in the Bay, so even though the waves were huge, you could play in them as they crashed into the shore. Definitely need to use caution during the winter on the North Shore though! We had a... More 

Thank MammaLax
Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The colors in the water were amazing. Photos don't do it justice. Waves were strong for adults and teens. Would be tough for young ones. Enjoy your day!

Thank thwright
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152 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by here on a driving trip up north and did not swim, so I can't comment on the quality of swimming or snorkeling. However, the beach itself was just beautiful and not at all crowded (it was also a kind of rainy day, so that might be the reason for lack of people). Parking was plentiful. There's a... More 

Thank ellenmac
Oregon City
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Waimea Bay was the perfect place to catch some waves and jump off some rocks. The water was beautiful and the sand was warm under our feet. A total sun bathing place. Very popular and there are life guard on duty at this location.

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Kirkland, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favorite beaches on the island as the surf is gorgeous. However, it marvels me the amount of families that come there with small children. This is an Expert beach with dangerous surf and the surf constantly sneaks up on the beach with such force that if you aren't paying attention, you will get hurt. I watched numerous... More 

Thank Valerie B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first beach on our first day in Hawaii. Our family of six loved it. The waves were pretty intense, which the kids loved as far as being in the water was concerned. However, because the waves were so intense, we weren't comfortable having the kids cliff jump, which was too bad. I did it and loved it,... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Aahhh... if I could get off the plane and walk right onto Waimea, that would be a dream come true. Once you step on this beach (wear shoes, sand gets burning hot!), the scenery will tell you you're in paradise. Dip your legs in the turquoise blue water and the ocean will tell you this is paradise. I've been here... More 

Thank suraimcfly
Norfolk County, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented a house directly on the beach about a mile from here. Unfortunately for those not familiar with hard surf break, they were not comfortable swimming behind our house. The short drive to the speech solved the problem. It is not always going to be as smooth as we experienced but will always have less surf break than Sunset... More 

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