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Sandy Beach Park

8800 Kalanianaole Highway, Oahu, HI 96825
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Ranked #93 of 317 attractions in Oahu
Type: Beaches
Activities: Surfing, People-watching
Traveler Description: When you watch the (local) body boarders that call this beach home it is very easy to become excited and anxious to jump in to the fun. WARNING: This... more »
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My family went twice during a week long trip in Oahu. This is a serious beach with no nonsense lifeguards. It is completely inappropriate for small children, who would do best at the low to no surf Waikiki beaches. This beach has the lovely waves, golden sand and convenient to shore toilets and showers that makes it a perfect bus... More

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Kingman, Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We only stopped here to watch the experts do what they do here - wouldn't even think of going in the water. It's one of the largest beach parks we've seen with plenty of parking and space. Good for a picnic and people watching It drives me bonkers when people don't listen to the lifeguards - they do, in fact,... More

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Allen, Tx
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The beach and surf here was awesome. You must be careful as I was caught in 2 waves that took me down. If you are in the surf with kids keep them within reach. Lots of fun. We also explored the shoreline , watching the surf crash into the rocks and explored the pools of water filled with small fish.... More

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155 reviews 155 reviews
15 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Warning! Run away! The waves are big - I'm a east coast (continental) wimp. These were bigger waves than I've ever experienced. I was beaten, bruised, and exhilarated. I could have been hurt but wasn't. Five stars it is!

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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I do not recommend surfing here unless you are a strong swimmer or know the area. There are rocks in certain areas so be careful. However, if you have a kite this is a great place to fly a kite. It's a great beach to watch people surf too.

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Laurel, Maryland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Very nice beach, but yeah, heed the warning signs! I'm a pretty confident swimmer, but you just can't predict what mother nature is going to do! One of my coworkers told me that people like to go to this beach just to see tops and bottoms get ripped off by the surf. After being in that water, I can imagine... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We drove by this beach a couple times before deciding to stop (apparently it's Obama's favorite beach). The waves were huge! It was pretty awesome watching the surfers try to tackle these waves, and was also fun to just stand on the beach and watch the waves come in. I would not recommend this beach if you have kids as... More

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Brentwood, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We pulled up there and the lifegaured came over to my family and said this beach was not for us. I listened to him and appreciated his concern , but when I told him we have been in the Ocean at North Shore he said " you shouldnt be out there either and that if he snowboarded 2 times that... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Nice beach, and there was tons of parking available. Current is very strong though...not great for smaller kids of they like to wage in far.

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Arlington, Virginia
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Waves break really close to shore, what a great time. Feel like a kid everytime I go out there. It's definitely go at your own risk, I went and the waves were 8-12 feet.

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