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Makaha Beach Park

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

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Gorgeous beach hidden on the west coast of Oahu

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki and the tourist traps to the East, the Makaha Beach Park is a gorgeous gem of a beach where local residents enjoy the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki and the tourist traps to the East, the Makaha Beach Park is a gorgeous gem of a beach where local residents enjoy the sun by swimming and surfing away the day. Although it is popular, it never gets as busy as the more touristy beaches near Honolulu,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

What another beautiful beach park in Hawaii to get magnificent photos. Enjoy the local people as well as tourists. This beach is stunning as is the water. A day at this beach is well worth your time way less crowded than Waikiki Beach.

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Bremerton, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Beautiful beach with crystal clear water. Not crowded on a Saturday. Hot hot, burn your feet sand. Good parking. No picnic tables. Lifeguard on duty. Shower to rinse off. Good experience, except burned feet.

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NYC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The 100 Hawaiian experience! Beautiful sand, turquoise water, palm trees and the stunning mountains in the back. The only cons is lack of infrastructure: no showers nor toilets.

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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great sand, sunset, canoe club, big, roomy, clean, cool wave break over rock ledge at shore. Park by Lifeguards...

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Weimar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Makaha Beach is hard to find, but once you do it's beautiful. The beach is kinda steep, but you can get used to it.

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Mahaka Beach is great spot to hang out with locals. Soft sand with many surfers on the right side near the Makaha Shores condos. This is a great beach to body surf ! ! ! Life guards on duty

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Safety Harbor, Florida
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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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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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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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