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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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World-class snorkeling. I would rather it be kept a secret.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Syosset, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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83 attraction reviews
359 helpful votes 359 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
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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374 reviews 374 reviews
144 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
30 helpful votes 30 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 reviews 5 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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