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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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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
26 helpful votes 26 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 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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Barcelona, Spain
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21 reviews 21 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Great beach, like it's not crowded; well known for its high waves and surfing. Not for families with small children.

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Waianae, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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