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Makaha Beach Park

84-369 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, Oahu, HI 96792
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Ranked #8 of 18 attractions in Waianae
Type: Beaches
Activities: Surfing, Swimming
Traveler Description: The pictures shown have a lot of erosion from the beach and actual rocks on the beach....that did not use to be. In the days of Buffalo... more »
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Waianae, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Beautiful beach, never crowded. Usually surfers when the surf is up. I have seen stingrays in the surf.

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Hartsdale, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I was heading to Yokohama beach then came cross this wonderful beach which offers both good waves for suffers and flat area for kids. I can not wait to take my two daughters there next time.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We went to this beach twice during our stay. Both times we were able to park under a big tree and have some shade to escape the sun! The first trip, the water was very nice and the waves were not too big, but there were some on the other side from us where people were surfing. Great place to... More

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Winnipeg
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Waters are tough for swimming with a shore break (make sure kids have lifevests or floatation devices as the undertow can be very strong) We saw turtles swimming in the waves just off shore and whales further out. Combination of reef and sand. Stunning sunset!

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Burke, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

My wife and I were in Oahu for nine days. We approached the selection of beach each day based on wanting to make sure we visited beaches on the North, West, East and South of Oahu. The well known beach on the Southern side is Waikiki. The well known beaches on the Eastern side are: Waimanalo, Kailua and Lanikai. The... More

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Hillsboro, OR
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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This is a nice longish sandy beach with a serious slope due to wave action. Quite an undertow. No services nearby, but about 2 miles from Waianae.

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Waianae
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Be sure you like local people and pidgen. Smile a lot and don't get roudy with the local folks. Bring lots of sun screen.. Enjoy the beach but don't get burnt. Be sure to try a Cadilac dog from Tony and tell him sharpy said hi. Aloha; Tommy

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Oahu
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Uncrowded beach and clean white sand. Be careful of the waves and current though, not good for very young children. Beautiful sunsets!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Great sand, waves are stong but water is clear and great, terrific snorkelling. Friendly lifeguards. Womderful place to watch surfers and sunsets. Often see turtles and have seen whales offshorehere as well.

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San Jose, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I liked the easy access. Lifeguards are happy to give info. Toilets across the street and not much traffic. The water gets deep pretty quick so you really need to be comfortable swimming in deeper water. Watch for surfers on the right side. If snorkeling you can just stay near the beach but if you head out past and to... More

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