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Makaha Beach Park

84-369 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, Oahu, HI 96792
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Ranked #9 of 20 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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North by Northwest
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Relative to the beaches we had visited on Oahu's east, north and south sides, we found Makaha to be dirty and unpleasant by comparison. Yes -- pop cans and cigarette butts and even broken glass in the sand. Plus several extinguished camp fires. I will probably come back for the snorkelling, but I'd leave the kids at home. The current... More

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Waianae, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Quiet, secluded, friendly, cool residents "locals". Beautiful sandy beach, calm water, yet anyone could go further down and surf! Don't just stay in Waikiki, yes visit the North Shore, but definitely make the trip to Makaha! We have live in O'ahu for years now, love it!!! The west side offers many amenities from whale watching to snorkeling! Suneset Beach, awesome... More

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Tampere, Finland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Compared to other side of island this place was quiet. It was easy to park and you could choose freely where to have your picnic. Water was clear and beach was clean. You could find anything you need from here to spend a nice relaxed day at the beach.

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Midwest City, Oklahoma
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We stayed a week at Makaha Valley Towers. This beach is right down the road. It was always pleasant, quiets and not busy at all. If you snorkel you could swim out and snorkel right off the beach. Spinner dolphins would sometimes be out there and also there was a turtle "cleaning station" where the turns were and the fish... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Be sure to rent a car on Oahu. If not, you'll be stuck in Waikiki with all the tourists. In the summer things can get pretty soupy down there. We spent an afternoon up on the West Side after hitting the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet in the morning. A stop at Foodland in Kapolei for beer, water, and snacks, and... More

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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Lots of locals on weekend , during the week almost empty... You can drive bit further and find few more beautiful beaches. Great for swimming and snorkeling . Lot of fish and turtles around.

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Kennewick, Washington
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Lots of warm, white sand. Few tourists, a few trees near the road. The only problem was the bathrooms were across the highway. We gladly moved our spots on the beach so a local kids canoe club could come straight down the beach to the water.

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Schertz, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

What a great beach. Not very crowded and excellent for boogie boarding. Tons of marine wildlife around.

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Modesto, California
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We swam with sea turtles and dolphins for free. Awesome beach very clear water and lots of active reef systems. We swam with a pod of about 30 dolphins for several minutes and watched fish cleaning 6 turtles.

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South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This is a great beach! not too many people, great for surfing, kite surfing, snorkeling, boogy boarding, and swimming. Also, at the very end of the road is the beginning of a GREAT hike to Ka' ena point. Ka'ena has a bird sanctuary at the end of it and Monk seals and great views all the way down

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