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Address: 8800 Kalanianaole Hwy, Oahu, HI 96825

A popular surfing beach with dangerous waves.

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Another fantastic beach with great views of the Halona Blowhole

My family stopped by this small beach to enjoy watching some hard corp boogie boarders in some extremely dangerous surf enjoying themselves thoroughly. It looks to not be a great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Johns Creek, Georgia, USA
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Johns Creek, Georgia, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family stopped by this small beach to enjoy watching some hard corp boogie boarders in some extremely dangerous surf enjoying themselves thoroughly. It looks to not be a great spot for swimming due to the rip currents, but the views are amazing, the water turquoise blue and crystal clear. The Halona Blowhole was very active the day of our... More 

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Sutton England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is definitely NOT a swimming beach and extreme caution is needed going into the water, knee deep I got dragged out and flipped around and apparently it has the highest serious accident rate on the island. On the plus side the sand is lovely and its a great spot to watch the surfers but take your own water etc,... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

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 October 23, 2016 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 October 19, 2016

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 September 22, 2016

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 September 21, 2016

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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