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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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Ultimately my favorite beach in the world!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Indi M
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Moscow
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

According weather conditions you may try to swim there, even take a surfboard ride, but better have a seat on the sand and watch live show with young guys risking their necks in front of languish mates. It is really dangerous for novices surfers, but if you have skills, than you will have your share of public admiration.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,257 reviews 1,257 reviews
618 attraction reviews
361 helpful votes 361 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This place is absolutely lovely. It's a bit more dangerous than other beaches because of where it's situated, I think, but even if you just go sit on the beach and soak it in, you won't be disappointed!

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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I spent an afternoon here with my parents. The drive back and forth from our Waikiki hotel was half the fun. There are places for cars to pull in and take a look at blow-holes, and take pictures, I love those stops along the way. Once I saw a line of cars parked along the road, but there was nothing... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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197 reviews 197 reviews
101 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Around the corner from Hanuama bay, Sandy beach is a little beach which is still good for lazing around int he sun. however if yu go swimming just be careful of the shorebreak! if there is no swell then its ok for kids to swim in but otherwise there will be surfers and bodyboarders out on the waves and plenty... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We went here at about 9pm and it was empty (aside from a couple of other couples scattered... and the homeless people going through trashcans). We just sat on the beach enjoying the crashing waves. We had drove past this beach around 3:30pm and it was fairly busy and looked a little scary with how rough the waves were. Our... More 

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Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

If you know what you're doing - On a big day, Sandy's is the finest body-surfing beach out there...if you don't know what you are doing - expect a trip to the hospital and maybe paralysis. I;ve seen two broken necks, a few broken backs, and at least a dozen broken arms and torn shoulders from even seasoned guys taking... More 

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vancouver
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Love to see the locals boogie board here. I'm always entertained. Beautiful shell sand and course but walks are great. Lifeguards are attentive and will approach you to let u know the conditions of the water. In case you missed the board warnings lol

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New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Sandy is the best beach on East Oahu and maybe the best on the island. Fun waves to play in but be careful, it's a big shore break and can be dangerous for anyone who isn't careful. Great to watch the surfers and body surfers who handle the big waves there with amazement.

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Toronto, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Super soft sand, very cool waves crashing right off shore, load and rought but safe to swim in, just dont turn your back on them.

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