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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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I loved my day at Sandy Beach.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Freddie S
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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Sydney
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172 reviews 172 reviews
91 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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121 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
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
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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Calgary, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

If you don't want to be at a crowded beach this is a good place to be. The water can be tough on someone, like me, who isn't accustomed to riptides and the works.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Had a great time just lounging. I did try and test the water even with the danger sign posted. Big mistake. I'm a great swimmer but couldn't match mother nature. I was tossed like a ragdoll. So then I spent the remaining time laying on the beach. When I got ready to leave the waves had calmed quite a bit,... More 

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Heber City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I have never felt sand as soft as the sand here. The beach was not very crowded. Perfect beginner waves. There are rocks just inside the water line, so wear water shoes.

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