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59-104 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-9728
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was a sign at Sunset Beach saying “no swimming”, but of course people were swimming and surfing. My kids stayed at the edge and were hit by a few big waves. It’s all fun and they had a great time. There is a small...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KennebunkMom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the beach where the Triple Crowd surfing competition is being held yearly. We were there day after the big wind storm . The beach was closed for surfing and swimming , as the waves still dangerous ( 40 ft). The sand is soft...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank 69tiger888
Reviewed 30 January 2019 via mobile

Our Airbnb was located on this beach so I recommend it highly! My favorite time was low tide exploring all the tide pools w my daughters. So many sea urchins, crabs and wildlife that you normally only see when snorkeling, is all in view at...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank cindysmotherman
Reviewed 28 January 2019 via mobile

This area has parking and bathrooms. Best times are sunrise and sunset if you want to watch the surfers. It gets crowded but it seems that a parking spot opens up pretty quickly.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DM_Tuck
Reviewed 19 January 2019 via mobile

A nice calm and populated beach, lots of people enjoy going in the water. Nice big beautiful sunset. Good views, I just like relaxing with friends and watching the sun go down, so much fun

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nelpers
Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

We went during January, school was still out part of the trip and most beaches were too busy except this one and it was perfect. When school started back up for the locals traffic got heavier but places became less crowded

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MPTNestER
Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

Beautiful beach on the North Shore! Especially in the evening for the sunsets. Great for photos! The beach can get busy so come early! Parking is across the street from the beach and has restrooms and spots to rinse off.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank margusta2016
Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

Our kids played in the surf for hours. Lifeguard came around on an atv to tell us when the surf wasn’t ideal for our little ones so we knew to move when the waves got out of control. Go here once before you die. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BoardingBettie
Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

We stopped on the way back to where we were staying. Place was very busy near sunset. We were lucky to get a parking spot. Surfers were still out surfing. The sunset was not that great as the sun was setting behind the mountain I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank michelelO8217KE
Reviewed 21 December 2018

Be sure to hike up to the Sunset Beach pillbox, enjoy the Hawaiian coastline views and watch the sun set.

Date of experience: December 2018
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19 April 2018|
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Response from Llewellyn53 | Reviewed this property |
We saw temporary camps hidden in the bushes at Waimea Bay but they looked a bit ugly.
26 July 2017|
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Response from erniemaryk | Reviewed this property |
Parking is at a premium so snag a spot wherever you can. Admission was free the day we were there but perhaps it depends on the event.
22 March 2017|
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Response from Dawnlive2travel | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure they have Beach wheel chairs but it does have wheelchair ramps and it is accessible with a whcr.