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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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The Big Beach of Oahu

Sandy Beach is the equivalent to Big Beach on Maui, wave-wise, though not even half as big land-wise. THE BEACH: The sand is soft and white, the waves are usually bigger than... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Sandy Beach is the equivalent to Big Beach on Maui, wave-wise, though not even half as big land-wise. THE BEACH: The sand is soft and white, the waves are usually bigger than normal which is great for boogie & body boarding. The east end is rocky and sports a shallow reef, while the west end is more sandy and swimmable.... More 

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Villa La Angostura, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Definitely our favourite beach...If you are a surf or boogie board fan ,this is a perfect place !! I am not a surfer so for me it was amazing to see spectacular huge waves,the biggest I have ever seen in my life ,a wonderful thing to watch! Clear warm water,you can see the body of the people going up into... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Thick foamy and soft sand your feet sink into on this gorgeous beach. Big waves roar in on this small public beach. Surfers hit 10-15 foot waves and is a great area to chill. The scenery is amazing!

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Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

A great place to watch boogie boarders or body surfers who know what they are doing or daring to get whipped yourself. You don't have to go to the North Shore to get the feel for a larger waves and and a strong undertow. No surfing or para-surfing. Parking is a bit tight. Good for some beach time.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Sandy Beach Park is located on Oahu's southeastern shore. With its pounding waves and powerful shorebreak, it is popular among experienced body boarders and bodysurfers. This beach is known as one of the most dangerous beaches in Hawaii, and people call it “the beach of broken necks” for a reason. On most days of the year, you will see red... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Parking is very near to the water, although it feels more special to get a spot in the front row. The wind blows constantly (there's an area popular with kite flyers), kicking up some of the tiniest bits of sand in Hawaii. And for most people, you'll just be on the sand. Don't go in. Watch the tourists with cheap... More 

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Oceanside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

If you like to surf shorebreaks this is your spot. Watch out for tourists though because this is close to Hanauma bay. It is worth the visit just to people watch because the tourists don't realize that on windy days the surf can get up to single overhead. Good luck on the waves and make sure you get the shaded... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is the most popular beach for local teen hangout. It is Los the beach with the most lifeguard rescues. Be aware that the surf can be very dangerous and is not for beginners. There is a lifeguard on duty. I enjoyed watching the surfers and catching some action photos. Parking can be limited if going on the weekend.

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Brighton, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The shore break here is no joke! I visited last week, and was lulled into a false sense of security by the fact there were a lot of pre-teens body boarding here (I had not read anything about Sandy prior to visiting, either). If a bunch of kids are doing it, I can handle it just fine right? Against my... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

This beach is known for being dangerous, the powerful waves are all shore break and massive. The dangers are turning your back to a wave, being sucked out, just not reacting quick enough and being washed on the ocean floor, Sandy beach ets it's name for being so Sandy and the ocean floor is covered in sand, so it is... More 

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Address: 8800 Kalanianaole Highway, Oahu, HI 96825
Phone Number: 808-395-2211
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu

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