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A popular surfing area located on the North Shore of Oahu.
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Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1304
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Loved soaking up the sun on the famous Waimea Beach. Be careful here in the winter, as the waves can break on the shore and put kids and inexperienced swimmers at risk of being tossed into the sand. Otherwise a lovely beach.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank audrykessler
Reviewed 1 week ago

Big waves and nice relaxed atmosphere, sit on the beach make sure to bring food and drinks as its hard to get anything there, also the bathrooms are dirty but fine.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hawaiitooahu305
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful views and beach on the North Shore. Best sand in Oahu! Awesome views of the lighthouse on the main road as well. Good for swimming and surfing and just hanging out at the beach! Parking available and restrooms!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank margusta2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful clean beach that is great for swimming, in the summer anyways. For the more daring there is a 30ft or so rock that many people jump off into the water. Parking is limited, get there early or you'll have to wait awhile. Bathrooms and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nomadfamilytravelers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for a potential swim. It was not a swimming beach, only surfing. The lifeguard was constantly on the megaphone telling beachgoers to not swim, water is deadly. We moved on

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful beach! We did not have much time during our tour to stop there but it was beautiful. If we had more time, we will go back and spend more time there.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Livia_H1775
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a beach day, husband surfs. Beautiful day, however the sets kept getting bigger so wasn’t a place for kids. When I went to get in, must admit the waves were intimidating - but beautiful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Charmandajake
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at Waimea Bay really early in the morning and there was nobody's there, it was so quiet. Beautiful beach.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BelaN74
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited quite a few more beautiful beaches than Waimea Bay on Oahu. Nevertheless, we never saw the high waves that this beach is famous for...but in my opinion, unless the surf is really up, there are many better options to beach on the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ScottM130
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are just so many accessible beaches but Waimea Bay is one of the most beautiful (and therefore one of the busiest so get there early). Don’t miss a trip to this beach

Date of experience: December 2018
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Hailey G
6 August 2018|
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Response from mfheinonen | Reviewed this property |
High tide.
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Hailey G
4 August 2018|
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Response from tolo565 | Reviewed this property |
Not a good snorkeling beach. The waves pick up in November. Shark Cove is good for snorkeling.
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jandy23
14 March 2018|
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Response from ihatesushi | Reviewed this property |
No there are no outlets.
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