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Makaha Beach Park

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Address: 84-369 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, Oahu, HI 96792
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A popular beach for surfing.

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Makaha Beach, undiscovered beauty

Near enough to Honolulu, but far enough away to de stress if that is what you are looking for. Nice little town with just enough of the touristy things to participate in.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
r t
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Fort Collins, CO , USA

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Fort Collins, CO , USA
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Near enough to Honolulu, but far enough away to de stress if that is what you are looking for. Nice little town with just enough of the touristy things to participate in.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've been to Hawaii on the West Coast twice now (2years in a row) and that beach is simply the best. Not many know if you stayed there until late, you can actually watch the sun set and its just a beautiful sight. Long stretch of white sandy beach where you can watch locals surfing all day, swim in the... More 

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Meløy
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

This was the best Beach on the west side. Lots of Waves, good parking, not many People so you dont go in a crowd, long Beach, We loved it!

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Thank psonja
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35 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Heard about this beach through word of mouth, and on a weekend it was not crowded at all. Yes, surfers were there but they were to the left. I've read some mixed reviews about this place since you drive though a "sketchy" side of town and about car break ins. We parked next to the lifeguard station and didn't have... More 

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Santa Barbara, CA
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Spent an afternoon quietly enjoying the beach, we were un obtrusive and respectful, but obviously white and not Hawaiian.. sorry not super tan!! Sad to find a note on our car indicating Locals Only were welcome at this beach. Left a bad taste in my mouth. Didn't feel good about spending money on "their Island" or supporting their local economy.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

One of the best beaches on Oahu. My family has always come to this beach over the years. The water is beautifully clear and it offers a great place for people who just want to swim and surfers to catch waves that are distinct and separate. If you head way out on the north side of the beach you can... More 

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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki and the tourist traps to the East, the Makaha Beach Park is a gorgeous gem of a beach where local residents enjoy the sun by swimming and surfing away the day. Although it is popular, it never gets as busy as the more touristy beaches near Honolulu,... More 

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1 Thank Andrew C
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112 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

What another beautiful beach park in Hawaii to get magnificent photos. Enjoy the local people as well as tourists. This beach is stunning as is the water. A day at this beach is well worth your time way less crowded than Waikiki Beach.

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Bremerton, WA
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52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Beautiful beach with crystal clear water. Not crowded on a Saturday. Hot hot, burn your feet sand. Good parking. No picnic tables. Lifeguard on duty. Shower to rinse off. Good experience, except burned feet.

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NYC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The 100 Hawaiian experience! Beautiful sand, turquoise water, palm trees and the stunning mountains in the back. The only cons is lack of infrastructure: no showers nor toilets.

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