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Address: 41-095 Kalanianaole Hwy, Waimanalo, Oahu, HI 96795
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Activities: Surfing, Sunbathing
Description: Stretching more than 1,000 yards of sandy shoreline, this spot is...
Stretching more than 1,000 yards of sandy shoreline, this spot is considered the premier bodysurfing beach in Hawaii.
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Beautiful but unpredictable

This is an absolutely beautiful beach. I absolutely recommend coming here but please be aware of the unpredictable currents here. I am a strong swimmer and seasoned paddler... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is an absolutely beautiful beach. I absolutely recommend coming here but please be aware of the unpredictable currents here. I am a strong swimmer and seasoned paddler, however I went through the same experience of another reveiwer. I got caught in one of the unpredictable currents here back in 2010 which took me by surprise. The current pulled me... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I love driving around the south part of the island when I have some extra time. This beach is one of my favorite places to stop and enjoy that which is Hawaii! The beach is beautiful! The views from here embrace my soul and I feel at one with nature, the earth, and myself. Seriously, this little beach is an... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Our absolute favorite beach. Gorgeous and not too crowded. We found a mountain of sea glass. Apparently a but of a party spot nights and weekends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is a great beach setting with great water to be able to totally enjoy yourself and have a lazy day at the beach. The water is beautiful, the waves are fun yet not overly strong. Was a joy to walk along the sand and feel the water upon my feet, watch the swimmers and Surfers. Fantastic time well spent.

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Northern Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

There is something wrong with you if you don't like the beaches in Hawaii and this one is no exception, absolutely beautiful.

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California City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Awesome beach! Excellent for families. Quiet and relaxing. Great place for a picnic. Don't forget to stop by the local shacks. Great food.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Traveled all over the island top bottom. If you like the body surf and they get into some really nice refreshing water with a lot of waves the nurse is the place to go to do some body surfing. Or some just plain old good surfing. One heck of a beach if I lived here this would be my go... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great chance for amazing photos was very nice to get out of the hustle and bustle for a day gorgeous scenery well worthies hiring a driver for a day worth every cent able to show us places off the beaten track

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New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We had our wedding on Makapu'u beach and it was absolutely amazing. If you are looking for the perfect combination of sea, sand and black volcanic rock? This is the place.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

If you love to surf, this is the beach to do so -- as the waves are huge and the shore-break are huge too. It's only for the advance level surfers -- as the currents are strong here (not for novice/beginner level surfers -- unless you have a lot of experience dealing with fast and often very high waves. In... More 

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