We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Waimea Bay Beach Park

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 61-031 Kamehameha Highway, Oahu, HI
Website
Activities: Surfing
Description: A popular surfing area located on the North Shore of Oahu.
Book ahead on Viator
Top Rated
$90*
and up
Oahu Grand Circle Island Day Tour with Dole Plantation

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 314 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 202
    Excellent
  • 91
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Most recent review
Exhilarating wave action

Popular beach on the north shore. Soft, deep sand and constant (huge) waves. Also has "jump rock" - a rock formation in the water that you can climb to the top of and jump off... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
j s
,
Two Rivers, Wisconsin
Add Photo Write a Review

314 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Two Rivers, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
59 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Popular beach on the north shore. Soft, deep sand and constant (huge) waves. Also has "jump rock" - a rock formation in the water that you can climb to the top of and jump off into the water below. Limited parking however.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
26 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

We had rented a beach front cottage close to Sunset Beach, so our visit here as out of curiosity. It was actually quite surprising how much calmer the water was at Waimea. The beach is very broad and deep, so while there were a lot of people about, it didn't feel "too" crowded. Looks like swimmers dominate here, versus the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Denver
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
31 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My wife and I spent an afternoon at this beach and totally enjoyed it. The waves were pretty big, a little to big for her to go very far out, but I enjoyed them. The breakers were about 8 to 12 feet in size on the East side of the beach and bigger further West. I did not have a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
320 reviews 320 reviews
208 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Went to see the huge surf, hover it was not there the day we were. The beach was lovely not crowded like Waikiki and the water was refreshing and crystal clear. Lovely walk between the beaches on this the North Shore.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This beach is certainly beautiful, with gorgeous rock formations on one side and a lovely headland with a lighthouse on the other, There are toilet facilities and a small parking lot, which are handy. And it is a patrolled beach. It also has a NASTY rip (don't know if this is all the time or sporadic) and I was horrified... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sydney, Australia
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We drove from Kailua to Waimea Beach which was easy and worth the trip. Unfortunately the surf wasn't pumping that day but it was a great opportunity to see such an iconic beach and the weather was beautiful. Good to see there were lifeguards on duty as the currents there were very strong. We found parking easily and thoroughly enjoyed... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Gorgeous beach with plenty of room for big groups to have their own space. Free parking, and bonus big-wave surf watching when the swells are big enough.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Red Deer, Canada
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
31 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This beach is huge. There is a life guard on duty and there are public rest rooms. Also. There are plenty of picnic tables. The beach was large and the surf was high so swimming wasn't recommended but we put our feet in. I would liked to have jumped from the cliffs bit it was not accessible due to the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Wollongong, Australia
Top Contributor
179 reviews 179 reviews
47 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Waimea Bay is a legendary surf Mecca, with huge waves in the winter months. On our last visit there the surf was more like a washing machines, but some brave paddle boarders were amazing to watch. Of all of the famous North shore beaches this one is the easiest for parking. It took us a little over an hour from... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Boca Raton, Florida
Top Contributor
684 reviews 684 reviews
172 attraction reviews
287 helpful votes 287 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

During our island tour we stopped off here for coffees and a stroll by the bay. Treacherous conditions limited the number of surfers but one could see the place would be very busy in more normal winter conditions Very Good

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Waimea Bay Beach Park also viewed

 

Been to Waimea Bay Beach Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Waimea Bay Beach Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?