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Sandy Beach Park

8800 Kalanianaole Highway, Oahu, HI 96825
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Ranked #85 of 329 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

The waves are a little larger here than at the waikiki beaches. The day we went, there were warnings about the waves breaking close to shore. The beach is beautiful for strolling and wading.

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Reno, Nevada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Great body surfing for strong swimmers and great beach for sun worshipers. I hadn't been in surf that strong for about three months and i got rocked pretty good at first. Then i remember the warning sign, when in doubt get out. I got out and regrouped and went back in and had a blast! Not very crowded and the... More

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Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is a great beach for older kids who want to boogie board - NOT a good beach for those with young children -- The waves are quite large and there is a big undertow that sucks them back into the deeper water. Beach itself is nice and sandy with some shade and has washrooms facilities and lifeguards. Definitely worth... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

My wife very easily swam far enough out to enjoy the huge waves before they would break. She's a good swimmer. I'm an average swimmer and wasn't aware of this beach's reputation, nor was I paying attention to any of the warning signs. The waves are very powerful and large. At first it seemed awesome and fun. Just the riptide... More

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Mission, Canada
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108 reviews 108 reviews
69 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Beautiful location with the blowhole in the background. We could see the blowhole very well from the beach and watch the surfers and boogie boarders at the same time. The surf was high and it just rolled over the swimmers and was awesome for the surfers. We just watched and marvelled at what a pounding the loal swimmers could take.... More

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Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
80 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Stopped to witness the power of the waves and its spectacular. Super beach but dangerous to swim due to currents and undertow.

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Long Beach, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Sandy beach or 'Sandys' as the locals call it is a very popular bodysurfing spot. No regular surfing allowed here. The waves were crazy high here in August because of the leftover hurricane/storm Norbert? It was a bit difficult to find parking and when the surf is up, everybody goes to the beach and just watches the experts in motion.... More

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Madrid, Spain
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130 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Sandy Beach, not really secluded from anything, remains less visited than other beaches. It has become my favorite beach in Hawaii. Clean soft, almost dusty, sand, wide, long, so big that you will not feel surrounded, this beach is a must for surf lovers. Yes it will not have the waves of the North Shore, but what you have here... More

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San Diego, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Want a real Hawaiian beach experience? Hit Sandy Beach for sure! There are grassy areas for the sand averse but the rest of the beach has amazing surf for body boarders and body surfers alike. Not the "surf" type? No problem! Grab the kids and head to the south end of the beach for some populated tide pools (with the... More

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Makawao, Hawaii
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Visitors beware. The lifeguards are pretty good about spotting the inexperienced, especially families with little kids. They are great about coming out, talking to them and directing them to safer beaches. The sun is also brutal here and there is little shade. There are showers and clean restrooms. Itʻs a great place to watch local bodysurfers or the pounding surf... More

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