Sandy Beach Park
Sandy Beach Park
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A popular surfing beach with dangerous waves.
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Khiem H
2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Nestled along the mesmerizing shores of Oahu, Sandy Beach stands as a beacon of natural beauty and aquatic prowess. With its renowned surf break, adrenaline-seekers flock to this paradise to ride the legendary waves that grace its sandy shores. The swell here is not for the faint of heart, boasting powerful sets that challenge even the most seasoned surfers, creating an exhilarating playground for those who dare to conquer the ocean's embrace.

But Sandy Beach offers more than just heart-pounding surf; its panoramic vistas enchant visitors with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean stretching endlessly into the horizon. The azure waters, kissed by the golden sun, paint a picture-perfect backdrop that leaves onlookers in awe of nature's splendor.

Yet, amidst the allure of the surf and scenery, it's essential to heed the ocean's whispers of caution. Sandy Beach is notorious for its rip currents, reminding adventurers to respect the power of the sea and exercise vigilance at all times. However, with proper knowledge and precautions, the rewards of experiencing Sandy Beach's aquatic wonders are unparalleled.

And let's not forget the vibrant atmosphere that graces Sandy Beach, where sun-kissed beauties bask in the warmth of the tropical sun. With bronzed bodies glistening against the backdrop of paradise, the allure of Sandy Beach extends beyond its natural wonders, beckoning visitors to indulge in the sensory delights of the Hawaiian coastline.

In essence, Sandy Beach on Oahu is more than just a destination; it's a symphony of surf, scenery, and sun-kissed serenity—a haven where adventure meets tranquility, and memories are etched in the sands of time.
Written February 21, 2024
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Tween mom of two
Windermere, FL32 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Don't get in the water here... especially in the winter. Great for watching experienced surfers and swimmers. Otherwise, you are looking to wipe out.
Written January 9, 2024
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN3,429 contributions
Mar 2023 • Solo
A beach well known for body surfing with some of the best wave action on Oahu. However, it is also well known as a dangerous beach with multiple signs warning about this. I would only venture into the water here if you are experienced and an excellent swimmer. Definitely not a beach for kids. However, a great place to sit and watch the action.
Written January 1, 2024
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Philip R
Yorkshire, UK141 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We took a bus here from Waikiki beach which dropped us about 500m away. There are restrooms and ample parking spaces but the beauty of the place seemed a well kept secret as very few were on the beach or braving the colossal waves.

Just one food truck serves up drinks and smoothies at a reasonable price.

Be careful in the sea, its wild!
Written September 19, 2023
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Rebecca C
Atlanta, GA150 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Sandy Beach is a lovely stretch of beach away from Wakiki. It has (by far) the biggest waves I have ever seen. However, the water break’s extremely shallow and so it is a very dangerous beach with numerous neck and back I injuries every year. We did NOT even wade out into the water because it was extremely unsafe. However, there are expert body boarders that go there and it is amazing watching them literally be inside a huge barrel wave.
Written July 12, 2023
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Travelwife
Tennessee63 contributions
Jun 2023
My teenage sons went boogie boarding here. One of them had a blast riding the strong waves in & the other ended up upside down on his head like the person on the sign several times. He still had fun & did not get hurt, but he admitted it was rough. If you are a tourist, I would leave this beach to the surfer locals.
Written July 7, 2023
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Richard
Florida23 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
Sandy beach park was one of the spots I had on my list of to-do’s in Oahu. Driving to it we could see huge waves and thought we gotta check this out. As we pulled in we quickly realized this is more of a local resident hangout. It felt very spring break at this beach. Hundreds of pickup trucks with the huge wheels sticking out the sides. Must be a thing in Oahu. We didn’t stay long as that’s not our thing. If your young and a partier, this is probably a great spot.
Written June 26, 2023
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Terry K
8 contributions
Jan 2023
Beautiful beach, wild parts, calmer parts (depending on the season) lots of surfing j(watch or do), life guards, showers
Written January 19, 2023
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wordpix
Redmond, WA41 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
Kudos to friendly locals Steve and Sarah who, with my daughter, lifted and pushed our rental car out of an 8” drop and got us back on the road. Tow truck was 90 min away. These two enterprising souls were right there when we needed them. Thank you, guardian angels, for demonstrating the aloha spirit and good, old fashioned human ingenuity. We appreciate you!
Written August 17, 2022
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taylorwells15
Ottawa, Canada23 contributions
Apr 2022
Beautiful beach! We came here one morning around 6 am and watched the most amazing sunrise. The waves are really big, so not a great place for swimming at this time of year but it was a really nice place to visit.
Written April 19, 2022
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