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“beautiful beach”(62 reviews)
“homeless people”(24 reviews)
“boogie boarding”(15 reviews)
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A large beach in Oahu.
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41 Kalanianaole Hwy, Waimanalo, Oahu, HI 96795-1299
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 12 June 2004

This is without question, the best beach on Oahu. Very few people seem to know about it, but Waimanalo Bay is the picture-perfect, island-paradise beach. On the windward side of Oahu, it is just a 15-20 minute scenic drive from Hanauma, or a 30 minute...More

22  Thank Dream25802
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 16 May 2007

My wife and I have enjoyed Waimanalo Beach many times over the years and while we love it and have made many friends there, we recognize that Waimanalo isn't for everyone. Before reading on, consider opening the attached map. Access to the beach is through...More

31  Thank Windward_Wanderer
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having spent a week on Oahu I visited most beaches and this was one of my favourites! I love a picturesque beach and this one certainly delivered with the calm turquoise waters, the islands in the distance and white sand that stretches for miles. I...More

1  Thank Julia B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I whent here twice, it was so beautifull i had to come back. The sand, the waves, the mountains in the back ground... Really beautifull. It was some strong currents, so i stayed in the water a short time, but thats Hawaii. Bring a cooler...More

1  Thank Inaurora
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beach has it all - gentle waves for playing in the water/boogie boarding, nice wide and long stretch of sand, dramatic lush mountains just behind. Unfortunately on the way there (when driving from Waikiki) you are going to see tents everywhere full of homeless...More

1  Thank katarzyna51500
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its one of the few beaches that a lot of the crowds wont be at. It peaceful, serene & family friendly. white sand for miles, picturesque. Go early in the morning & watch the morning sun come up it outstanding. Blue water all day.

1  Thank Johnboy W
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Driving around the Oahu coastline seems to consist of one superb beach after another. This large beach with its clean sand and water and only around 20 people on it was lovely. And like many beaches we've stopped at in the last fortnight there were...More

1  Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Nice place to take the kids and let them enjoy the water. There were a lot of families there and they were having fun. We laid there for some time. Just enjoying the sun, water and sand. This is a very nice beach for all!

2  Thank Enyaw42
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Perfect beach! Only few people and best wild nature. White sand and blue water, it's look like Maldives.

1  Thank RomanKryvosheyev
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is a very pretty and large beach area on the east coast of Oahu. You can also watch the military planes, etc. while you enjoy either sitting at the beach, watching the kite surfers or swimming. The beach is also great for walking!!

1  Thank ANN H
Reviewed 25 August 2018

This is my favorite beach for swimming, meditation, and just walking along the beautiful beach... besides Kailua and Lanikai, this is where you want to be... in fact, if you want to avoid the tourists, be closer to the cliffs, and have a much much...More

3  Thank 33kc007
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Ummm NO!!! We stopped here to let my daughter play in the sand. Our first clue to not stop should have been all the tents that were lining the side of the road. We drove a little further from that area and parked in the...More

3  Thank swingonastar
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rherstein5
12 July 2018|
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Response from Traveling007Texan | Reviewed this property |
In addition to the road parking in the neighborhood, there is a beach parking lot with dozens of spaces. You enter off the main road near the air force base.
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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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