Makapu'u Beach
Makapu'u Beach
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Stretching more than 1,000 yards of sandy shoreline, this spot is considered the premier bodysurfing beach in Hawaii.
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Alina G
Germany265 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
Very beautiful sandy beach but with no shadow and big waves and currents. I recommend bringing an umbrella to hide from the burning sun. Also, when we came, there were big waves and it was literally impossible to go in the water. It wasn't even recommended because the currents were very strong.
Written 17 September 2023
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May_EXL
Winnipeg, Canada560 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
We came here after we hiked the Makapu’u Lighthouse Trail. Awesome fine sandy beach! We visited in February so the waves were wild…good for body surfing! Lots of parking spots, the grounds were well maintained, clean bathrooms/change rooms and there are also outdoor showers. Bring your supplies as there are no stores, restaurants or food carts here. It’s a beautiful beach to dip your toes in after your hike. Makapu’u Beach Park is divided into two by a rugged stretch of coastline. We went to the one right next to the Makapu’u Lookout. There’s also Sea Life Park across the highway.
Written 27 May 2023
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Adam J
Anderson, IN78 contributions
Dec 2022
Fantastic weather, very beautiful beach and scenery. Hawaii has the best beaches in the entire world,
Written 20 December 2022
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Lynn R
110 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
We went to the overlook of the beach. This was one of the most beautiful places we visited on Oahu. The southeast coast of Oahu is very beautiful.
Written 28 November 2022
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Dena K
4 contributions
Jun 2022
Was lucky enough to get walk in tickets. If you try to go this way, be there BY 6:30am. We were lucky enough to get the last 4 tickets in! What a great day!
Written 20 July 2022
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Pandy D
Sydney, Australia887 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Makapuu Beach Park, Oahu
Great beach for surfing and patrolled with lifeguards , lots of parking. Each beach along the Windward coastline (East Shore) are a little different and worth a look.
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Written 11 July 2022
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JDSoui
Tampa, FL6,487 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
The access to the beach is convenient and below the lookout. There are also areas to walk along the rocks and enjoy the swells that come in. A great experience
Written 1 April 2022
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Hannah
Kelowna, Canada7 contributions
Feb 2022 • Friends
Super stunning beach. Waves and currents too strong to swim but a gorgeous place to hangout for the afternoon. Would definitely recommend
Written 22 February 2022
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Joseph Robba
Charlotte, NC2,198 contributions
Dec 2021
The beach here is gorgeous, with glowing bright blue water, however the surf is quite big and can be dangerous if you're not experienced. I would say if you're bringing kids, this is probably not the best spot.
Written 28 December 2021
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Ponderdog
McKinney, TX63 contributions
Apr 2021
There's some great pictures here, and you can walk down and maybe catch a peek at some sea life, I saw a crab while there, but this may now be the place for kids. When we went, there was no swimming/surfing allowed due to the waves. It also seemed a rocky, so this may not be the place to go if you like something more sandy.
Written 9 April 2021
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