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

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Just take the drive!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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140 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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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11 helpful votes 11 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
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Close parking, life guards, awesome sand!!! not like rocky beaches of waikiki which are over rated and overcrowded. Keep yer senses about you as the ocean is, well, the ocean. Dangerous conditions can exist so pay attention to the signage and to the life guards. This applies to EVERYWHERE in Hawaii....majority of our problems here are people thinking warning signs... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Beautiful beach with great waves for surfing a little farther our or just jumping in on the shore. Clean and clear water we even saw a turtle sunning on the beach!

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Calgary, Canada
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This beach is absolutely wonderful. We stayed at the Makaha Bamboo Plantation in December of 2014 and found this to be one of the best beaches on the Island. Sometimes the undercurrents were strong, but as long as you respect the ocean and watch the little ones, you should be fine. Lifeguards on duty also. Beautiful, sandy beach with wonderful... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I would travel a bit further down.....there are many beaches for surfing and a nice little beach in Makaha between the Hawaiin Princess and the shorter towers next door....

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Beautiful beach with high quality sand... Lots of parking, and even on a weekend, it wasn't crowded by any means.... Beautiful views of the Makaha Valley behind.... Not very safe for swimming in moderate and above surf, however....

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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15 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

One of my favorite beaches on Oahu. My partner and I have done quite a few shore dives at Makaha. There's usually an abundance of sea turtles in the area. We've seen the turtles in the water, rather than the beach. Out in the water a bit, there's a turtle cleaning station. Boat tours come here to allow their snorkelers... More 

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