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Makapu'u Beach

41-095 Kalanianaole Hwy, Waimanalo, Oahu, HI 96795-1808
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Stretching more than 1,000 yards of sandy shoreline, this spot is considered the premier bodysurfing beach in Hawaii.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“body surfing” (18 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (24 reviews)
“strong waves” (6 reviews)
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41-095 Kalanianaole Hwy, Waimanalo, Oahu, HI 96795-1808
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"body surfing"
in 18 reviews
"beautiful beach"
in 24 reviews
"strong waves"
in 6 reviews
"shore break"
in 6 reviews
"boogie boarding"
in 7 reviews
"hang gliders"
in 4 reviews
"makapuu point"
in 4 reviews
"sea life park"
in 11 reviews
"lifeguard station"
in 2 reviews
"great waves"
in 4 reviews
"post card"
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"a small parking lot"
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"windward coast"
in 3 reviews
"favorite beach"
in 5 reviews
"beach park"
in 6 reviews
"popular beach"
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"take photos"
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Yet another beautiful Hawaii beach. You do need to be aware of your surroundings because the waves can be dangerous. So, use caution and be safe if you go in the water.

Thank AAHolt
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

You can't always swim here. Keep that in mind. It is stunning. Went here three times during our stay. The water was just stunning. Perfect to just sit and relax and enjoy the views.

1  Thank Sayheysarah
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Love Makapu'u Beach, but it's very dangerous if you're not a strong swimmer. The waves come fast and hit hard, so swim with a friend. Never put you back to the ocean at this particular beach, as it can be very painful and unexpected when...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Beauty often comes with a price and this beach certainly does. the waves look quite benign, but they are not. I saw several people being taken off guard, and the lifeguards were always calling out to be careful. Great if you are experienced at surfing,...More

2  Thank AF1231
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

If you are driving through the area, you can't miss this beach. There is a lookout just beyond with a spectacular view of it from above as well. I recommend taking in it's beauty from every vantage. Even the ladies room offered a postcard view....More

Thank Ann R
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Makapu'u Beach Park is known for outstanding body boarding and dangerous shore break. This beach is not for people who do not know Hawaii's waves. There are many days when it is relatively safe. Ask the lifeguards about conditions and be honest about your abilities....More

Thank Ken L
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful soft sand, strong waves, perfect for experienced bodysurfers. With an open Lifeguard station too. Definitely strong surf with advisory. Great visit, showers available. Limited parking, be patient.

Thank Gloria J
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

We noticed this beach was mainly for locals. There is a sign saying strong current no swimming yet the locals still go in the water. There were people rocking in the water with the wave but not very far in due to the strong current....More

1  Thank Alexandra S
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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous beach with nice mountain and rock views but waves are high and probably not a good spot for young families.

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Reviewed 30 May 2017

We stopped here after stopping at the overlook and walked around the rocks (carefully of course) instead of going down to the beach. The combination of the cliffs, the color of the water, the islands just past the shore, and the waves crashing in left...More

Thank EmeraldCityGlobeTrtr
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