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Sandy Beach Park

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Address: 8800 Kalanianaole Highway, Oahu, HI 96825
Phone Number: 808-395-2211
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Activities: Surfing, People-watching
Description: A popular surfing beach with dangerous waves.
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Sandy Beach - not for swimming

Stopped at Sandy Beach while going to the North Shore. Wave were nice but it's NOT a swimming beach, as the life guard promptly told us. He also shared it was the #1 place in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Dover, Delaware
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Dover, Delaware
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Stopped at Sandy Beach while going to the North Shore. Wave were nice but it's NOT a swimming beach, as the life guard promptly told us. He also shared it was the #1 place in the world for surfing injuries!!! We packed and left. But don't miss the views and stop and watch the surfers. We got some GREAT pics..

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Be young at heart and strong on your feet. With these big waves. This 53-year-old man went in and got handed his you know what

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We went to Sandy Beach and saw the biggest waves we have ever seen. It is located near the Blowhole. I would recommend seeing this beach.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

More suited to locals. Very powerful surf! Most spinal cord injuries if any of the beaches! Yikes! Glad I've seen in but sad it didn't fit our needs. Blowhole next door is amazing!

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We stopped here with family who live on the Island. Nice grassy area. We were informed it was expert-only body surfing, as the surf was deceptive. We waded a little, but that's it. Looks like a great place to picnic and enjoy watching the surf. What was disappointing was a lot of garbage left in the parking lot, and stinky... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Long beach area on the South East side of the island. We visited on a high surf day, with warnings out. The lifeguard saw us coming and warned us about the rip tide and high surf conditions and warned us about swimming. Beach is busy with lots of car, motorcycle and scooter traffic. Do not leave valuables in your car.

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Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

My family stopped here to see the action of the waves. This is *not* a family friendly beach - the waves are huge and will knock you over and tumble you. My teenagers, husband, and myself all got in the water for 2 waves and wound up with scratches from the tumble. There are brave boogie boarders enjoying the action,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This beach is the nearest one aside from Hanuama Bay -- to Diamond Head (inactive volcano on Oahu). Definitely check it out as well as the other beaches on the Island.

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Along with Makapu'u, one of the best bodysurfing, bodyboarding spots on the island. But don't let me beautiful water fool you as you see little kids playing in the surf. It is very dangerous if you are not familiar with the waters here even if the waves look "small". Consult the lifeguards before going in the water. It could save... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The sunrise is extraordinary in the morning. There is a lot of body surfing to watch and off to the left in the higher waves board surfing. Even at night in the dark they body surf on this beach..great place for a picnic and watching the surfers

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