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Makaha Beach Park

Address: 84-369 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, Oahu, HI 96792
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Ranked #9 of 18 Activities in Waianae
Activities: Surfing, Swimming
Owner description: A popular beach for surfing.
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Activities: Surfing, Swimming
Owner description: A popular beach for surfing.
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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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182 reviews 182 reviews
69 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
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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70 reviews 70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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Lebanon, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I appreciated that the beach was right off of our back patio. The beach was clean, quiet, and just a ll around amazing.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Mostly I think I like this beach because it is at the end of my street, but really the lifeguards are great and snorkeling always leads to seeing beautiful sea turtles.

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Kapolei, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Perhaps the best part of Oahu, the Beaches are unbelievably nice and the sunsets are even better. The Area is local and full of local flavor. The Homeless problem is under control and the crime is little or none as it seems to be a different world than 10 years ago. The beaches are now full of church groups, sports... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This place has a lot of potential. It has been a popular surf area in Hawaii back in the 80s but seems neglected by the government. As downtown Waikiki is getting all the budget, this place is left behind. Nevertheless it still is a great place to visit. Non-crowded and ample parking. Locals are nice, just be careful with valuables.

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North by Northwest
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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