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Address: 8801 Kalanianaole Hwy, Oahu, HI 96825

A popular surfing beach with dangerous waves.

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Don't Miss this Beach !

Rent a Car - Take a Bus - Get a Taxi - Sign out Moped ..... Whatever you need to do to get there - but don't miss this beach! Amazing views - especially at sunrise. If you are a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Rent a Car - Take a Bus - Get a Taxi - Sign out Moped ..... Whatever you need to do to get there - but don't miss this beach! Amazing views - especially at sunrise. If you are a photographer - this is the place to be for the sunrise (you will probably need to fight for a spot... More 

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Riverbank, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This beach is great to sit back and enjoy the sun or envy the surfers. This is not a friendly beach to swim in or play in the waves. The waves are extremely dangerous and it should only be used by people who have experience with water. The week I was there, a man drowned. The previous week, some one... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome view of blue pacific ocean. Coconut trees, Hills in the back. Fanastic beach. Huge waves. Lava. But dangerous for swimmming.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just down the street from where I live in Hawaii Kai...is Sandy Beach Park. Made rather "famous" form Obama. I read about MANY incidents here...drownings, near death savings, etc. from the Coast Guard & Life Guards on beach. This a DANGEROUS beach with super waves and bad undertow. I may look easy...but it isn't. I cannot suggest going into the... More 

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went looking for a great beach in Oahu and was underwhelmed by the North Shore. It could have been the time of year (Sept) or the clouds. However, in traveling east from Waikiki, past the Stairway to Heaven Hike and the 'Blowhole', we stopped at Sandy Beach and spent a couple of hours on a big beach, uncrowded, lots of... More 

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Irvine, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Sandy Beach is a pretty destination to escape Waikiki. The water is quite rough, so take care. If your goal is to sit on the beach, you will have plenty of space. We were there on a Sunday and parking was easy. There was at least one food truck in the parking lot.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Great place for the family on a weekend. There are separate spots for surfboards and boogie boards. The surf break is close to the shore so one needs to be careful.

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Woodstock, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

The beach and water are beautiful, but the waves were pretty rough for my taste. It's definitely a great beach for those who are more adventurous.

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Lombard, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

This beach is in an area with a lot of beaches. And the water is beautiful. But it's really rough. It be good for the more adventurous but it was my least favorite on this side of the island.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

We were there while tropical storm Darby was coming in to Hawaii July 2016 We were thinking maybe we could do some Boogie boarding but when we arrived and walked toward the beach 3 lifeguards approached us and talk to this nicely telling us they highly recommend none of us getting into the water as we would probably get injured... More 

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