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Waimanalo Beach

41 Kalanianaole Hwy, Waimanalo, Oahu, HI 96795-1299
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A large beach in Oahu.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful beach” (60 reviews)
“boogie boarding” (15 reviews)
“white sand” (16 reviews)
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41 Kalanianaole Hwy, Waimanalo, Oahu, HI 96795-1299
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"beautiful beach"
in 60 reviews
"boogie boarding"
in 15 reviews
"white sand"
in 16 reviews
"man of war"
in 4 reviews
"favorite beach"
in 14 reviews
"rabbit island"
in 7 reviews
"nice waves"
in 4 reviews
"windward coast"
in 4 reviews
"beach park"
in 11 reviews
"beautiful water"
in 8 reviews
"body surfing"
in 5 reviews
"great scenery"
in 4 reviews
"ono"
in 7 reviews
"rented a car"
in 5 reviews
"big waves"
in 5 reviews
"sea life park"
in 7 reviews
"jellyfish"
in 23 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This may be a little bias as this is the beach I most remember as it is one where I learnt how to swim. The waters are calm (beware of portuguese man of war), these blue airbubble float on the top of the water jellyfish...More

Thank rockobello
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stayed in an airbnb, so the beach was a short walk. Very few people on this beach. We were far away from the Waimanalo State Park , we didn't see the homeless people that we read about in other reviews. The views are just...More

Thank Kathryn D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

High waves, blue water and white sand. That’s what we expected to find on this island and you’ll find it here. They have changing rooms and toilets. Parking was no problem for us.

1  Thank ReisDNA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a free public beach where locals use it a lot. It has quite a few trees providing shades and you usually can find one to your party since there aren't many people there. Wave can be big and even crushing in the afternoon....More

Thank waynefusa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Waimanalo beach in June 2018. Took the bus for day pass of $5 from Kapahulu and Kalakau. No need to transfer at Ala Moana mall and then go backwards wasting precious time or head there on the way back to the hotel. Waited at...More

Thank mariedesjardins
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a few miles of white sand. Since its on the windward side you will mostly find decent waves (not good for surfing, but boogie boarding). Water is turquoise due to sand bottom (not ideal for snorkeling since reef is way out). Weekends can...More

Thank MielipideP
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beach has a long sandy stretch and is good for swimming close to shore as well as snorkeling a bit farther out if the waves are not rough. There are rocks so be cautious but not too bad. There are bathrooms as well as...More

Thank Chris S
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

My least favorite of all the beaches In this area. Not to say it’s not nice but the scene on the way in is a little uncomfortable and the amount of homeless people walking around the area is sad. It wasn’t a place I felt...More

Thank ericwalsh1978
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Beautiful pristine beach and water but be aware of your surroundings because some homeless do like to hang out at this beach. Lifeguard had to chase one off because he was harassing some ladies. Try to go with a large group so that everyone can...More

Thank Trina-Atlanta
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

We stop there to have a little pic-nic on the beach and it was perfect. The beach is really nice and you can have a good swim in beautiful water. There were very few people when we were there and there are services (bathrooms) so...More

4  Thank Marco
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rherstein5
12 July 2018|
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Response from waynefusa | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have designated parking and you can park on the side of the road too.
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Jason G
23 September 2017|
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Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in a home on Waimanalo Beach down from the camping area in March 2017. There were some homeless people staying more along the beachline in makeshift tents but they were harmless and very nice. They mostly kept to... More
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Oracai
20 January 2017|
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Response from bobster4u | Reviewed this property |
I visits in November 2016 and some individuals were living in makeshift housing towards the Makapu'u side of the beach area. We walked down the beach towards the Bellows Beach side and felt safe. The presence of a manned... More
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