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59-104 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-9728
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Reviewed 16 November 2011

This beach is nice and not too crowded but i do advice you to watch for the waves

Date of experience: November 2011
Thank CDotson50
Reviewed 7 November 2011

It was so much fun! we went everyday to go body surf, and ride the big waves. We also went everynight and we found a white eel, sea cucumber, Star fish, and a ton of sand crabs. My advise is meet the locals!!! they will...More

Date of experience: October 2011
1  Thank SydSyd1
Reviewed 27 October 2011

When we were in Hawaii, we had to see the sun set. We were up on the North Shore enjoying the whole island, and we heard that we had to stop by and watch the sun set at Sunset Beach Park. We had kids with...More

Date of experience: July 2011
1  Thank Laura K
Reviewed 12 October 2011

If you want to beat the crowded beaches at Waikiki...I would definitely make this a stop on your visit. It is an hour or so to this area , just down from Haleiwa and some great food stops, as well as Matsumoto's Shave Ice, which...More

Date of experience: October 2011
1  Thank ChetandTammara
Reviewed 8 October 2011

We stopped here for a bit on our grand circle island tour. After having gone experienced the not-so-smooth sand at Waikiki Beach and Hanauma Bay, I was expecting more of the same gritty brownish sand with (small) bits of shell and coral. But I was...More

Date of experience: September 2011
Thank snowBoardBunny
Reviewed 17 August 2011

We stayed in Oahu in June for our anniversary. We spend a lot of time in the car touring around, stopping at any beach along the way, and Sunset beach quickly became our favorite! The sand was good, there was no need to wear shoes....More

Date of experience: June 2011
1  Thank Jewels1698
Reviewed 5 August 2011

My husband and I stayed in Waikiki for our honeymoon but traveled to the north shore three times and loved that part of the island even more! Sunset Beach was by far our favorite beach out of all of the ones we visited. There is...More

Date of experience: July 2011
Thank NatParkHikerJess
Reviewed 27 September 2009

This beach is absolutely beautiful. The sand is soft and the water is so clear. I can't think of one bad thing about this beach. If you're going to Oahu, make sure you visit this beach because it's very relaxing.

Thank ChickonRules
Reviewed 21 July 2009

Went here just last week, i loved it, clean water, no trash like on waikiki, no rocks, its a local spot, dont bring your mcdonalds to eat on the beach. the water is great, warm.. I came during summer so no waves, its safe. but...More

Thank LeslieM_17
Reviewed 31 December 2006

We've been twice to watch the sunset here on the North Shore. Sunset Beach is very nice, calm, beautiful setting to sit and enjoy. It is really very beautiful. There are also a lot of surfers to watch, as Sunset Beach is just down the...More

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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.