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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 yesterday via mobile

My wife and I actually were on a shark dive and decided to go to Waimea Falls and Waimea Bay while we were on the North Shore. After a short Uber ride we arrived at the falls. Then we walked from the falls to Waimea...More

Thank TheTravelingMcGuires
Reviewed 2 days ago

The shorebreak is know to paralyze or kill inexperienced waders and body surfing neophytes. Lifeguards on duty tell the throngs to stay out of the water, and they allow only locals with swimming fins to negotiate the dangerous shorebreak and strong undertow which eats tourists...More

Thank rwa
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great beach views and surf. Only wish we could have swam, great time anyany. Clear water, beautiful beaches

Thank charlie s
Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing waves but be careful, they can be dangerous at times. We saw 15- 20 foot breaks at the shore line. Very impressive but be careful.

Thank georgeV2877LW
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had seen this beach as we drove by when we first arrived. Waited until early morning on a weekday because it is a popular spot for locals. There is a rock where people were diving and the water was great for SUP and body...More

1  Thank tganuza
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bay far one of the most majestic places on the island. I love stopping by to take in the calm waters in the summer and big waves in the winter. Its a beautiful cove and home to many Big Wave Invitationals. Make sure to swing...More

Thank PineappleShagette
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful beach but crowded the day we were there. We were on a tour of the island and stopped here. But very beautiful beach plenty of parking.

Thank AnnSheri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful coastline with picturesque mountains for a backdrop. It is definitely more rainy on this side of the island so be prepared.

Thank awchandc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We let the 13 year old daredevil climb and jump off the rock. It was a very cool experience for her, but a little nerve racking to watch :) Don't climb up there if you aren't sure you can jump - the other people waiting...More

1  Thank PDXbree
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coming here was on my bucket list and it did not disappoint! This is an amazing beach and nowhere near as crowded as Waikiki etc. The current is really strong at times so be cautious when swimming. The parking can be tricky as there aren't...More

Thank Laura C
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Hailey G
6 August 2018|
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Response from mfheinonen | Reviewed this property |
High tide.
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.
14 March 2018|
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Response from ihatesushi | Reviewed this property |
No there are no outlets.