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“Gorgeous beach...decent amount of homeless”
Review of Maili Beach Park

Maili Beach Park
Ranked #5 of 16 things to do in Waianae
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 17 February 2018

During the week we were here, this beach was generally empty except for 10-12 local teens and maybe 10 tents scattered about (which seem to be make-shift homeless camps)? We ventured down and had a BLAST running in and out of the waves, but parts can be rocky about 15' in, so make sure to wear roof shoes, etc. When we finished, we went back to the car and there were a couple folks sleeping/passed out next to the showers. No-one approached us for cash or bothered us in any manner....none of the 'this beach is for local's only' BS that people have mentioned from years past. This part of the island has A LOT of people living on the beach and more derelict cars that you can imagine, but we never felt in harms way.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Eric H
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

This is a peaceful beach during the week but it gets absolutely full on the weekends as the locals have huge gatherings and camping on the beach.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank hill_reis
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We was just driving and came to this beach park. It was a lot of fun with swings and nice beach for our young granddaughter. We just chilled out here for about 2 hours before heading out for the next beach park.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 981alana
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

My two grand-daughter's got to camp there and they really loved it!! I just went for the day to visit but maybe next time I'll ask if I can join them...

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Robin H
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Nanakuli is home to a very large Hawaiian homestead population and being on the Westside it is not particularly attractive for tourists due to the distance from Waikiki hotels and the unsavory reputation of West Oahu.

That being said, the beach itself is great, though the waves can get rough at times. Today, tourists are unlikely to get assaulted/robbed in broad daylight on the beach as was common decades ago unless you're going around looking for trouble. The Westside's reputation, while perhaps grounded in reality at some time in the past, is probably outdated at this point. The Waianae Coast has made many strides in education since the 70's. The beaches are, relatively speaking, safe, especially for families (the least likely targets of assault as families tend to mind their own business). While not common/popular with tourists, the beach itself is beautiful, as are many beaches on the Westside.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Bronsonbetraveling
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