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Makaha Beach Park

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

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Same beach but different in some ways

I used to surf here as a youth in the late 50s and early 60s. The beach looks the same but there are changes. The public restrooms have been relocated across the street and is not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Safety Harbor, Florida
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Safety Harbor, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I used to surf here as a youth in the late 50s and early 60s. The beach looks the same but there are changes. The public restrooms have been relocated across the street and is not looked after as it once was when Richard "Buffalo" Keaulana lived above it and cared for it, the beach and lifeguard duties when the... More 

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Auckland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We enjoyed 2 days here. Boys liked boogie boarding, but the waves were crowded at the weekends. Great surf lifesavers, watched them take a small girl who looked like she sustained a serious cervical spine injury only yards from us in the surf. The local kids swim and surf with ease but don't be fooled, it is rough surf. Easy... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

LOCATION - This beach park was literally down the road from where we were staying so it was very convenient. It is on the side of a fairly busy road/highway, so it can get a little hectic trying to turn in/out of the parking lot. There are some fast food restaurants nearby as well as gas stations, 7/11 and a... More 

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Syosset, New York
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34 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The beach was very different from other beaches. Especially Waikiki. Much quieter and less manacured. Just a few feet from where the water starts, there is a big drop, making harder to swim there. The waves there are bigger and better for surfing. Makaha beach is known for the surf competitions held there. If you want to go to a... More 

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Sebastian, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The water is chilly but the large green turtles love the cool water and they congregate underwater here on the reefs. If snorkeling with huge green turtles excites you--this is the place to do it. Just make sure you mark the place where you are snorkeling with a boogie board or floating device. Many boats troll into the area and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We happened upon this beach after being unable to find parking at the lagoons in Ko Olina. There was ample parking and the beach and water looked beautiful. We set up shop and enjoyed the view. When we ventured in to the water to snorkel, we didn't find a lot of fish, but we did find a sea turtle drifting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Take a nice slow drive down the west side is Oahu. The beaches here are way less crowded but not any less beautiful! Nice sand and waves for boogie boards. Keep on going to the end of the road and then head back. A nice place to stop on the way.

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Waianae, Hawaii
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This beach is the best in the west ! Beeee careful of currents If posted. Great place to snorkel, swim, watch surfers or just kick back & relax under an umbrella !!

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Waianae, Hawaii
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We love this beach, and if the waves are not too big, we swim in it daily. A highlight is the monk seals who sun bathe in the sand. Another is seeing the whales with their babies. It is a taste of the true Hawaii.

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My favorite beach to hang and do some snorkeling. Fine in the middle of the day but I wouldn't go to the area at night.

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