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Stretching more than 1,000 yards of sandy shoreline, this spot is considered the premier bodysurfing beach in Hawaii.
41-095 Kalanianaole Hwy, Waimanalo, Oahu, HI 96795-1808
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful place! First of all, the scenery here is gorgeous. The hills behind you, the rock features at either side, and the beautiful turquoise water. (It is Hawaii, after all!) The waves at this beach are really large, yet the beach is swimmable,...More

Thank Tara B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you TripAdvisor! This was a great suggestion! I had a great morning at this beach. It was so beautiful and not very crowded. I really appreciated the life guard station because of the swift current and higher surf.

Thank tra_lbug
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous! Hubby and I got married there, very secluded place, way more beautiful than what pics show! It was 4.30pm and very quiet, surrounded by mountains and lava rocks, very romantic

Thank Silvia C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful beach and to get there from Waikiki you will have to take the most scenic drive on Oahu. Definitely worth visiting! However, the waves can get bigger there so it is not the best place for swimming. Even the locals use...More

1  Thank katarzyna51500
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This side of the island has so many awesome beaches. Wish I had time to explore them all. This one was nice. Parking area. Picnic areas. Restroom/shower house with changing area. Definitely recommend.

Thank J-from-Marysville
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views in Makapu’u! Breathtaking views and beach was an absolute joy to visit. Off the hustle and bustle of Waikiki and definitely worth the drive. Drive was spectacular with scenic views as well and stops along the way to take it all in.

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

I don’t know if it’s actually that hidden but it was a fairly quiet beach when we went. Water can be a little rough at times but we were there during the summer so it was nice to swim at a beach with some waves...More

Thank Jillian N
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

This beach was recommended by Pilialoha Photography as a great place to take pics and Kelsi was right. Beautiful scenery and beach. Waves were pretty strong so don’t think it would be too great to swim unless a SOLID swimmer. One guy was trying to...More

Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Perfect place to body surf Just make sure you know how to swim Not for children under 13 Waves can be large Go down to Last marker Have spotters on shore watching always better to bthan safe then sorry Showers available after beach You can...More

1  Thank USUKCanada
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We didn’t swim here because of the warning signs about strong currents but just watched the surfers making acrobatic curves. Really nice to watch them and enjoying themselves.

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Response from Christopher S | Reviewed this property |
TheBus will get you there.