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Sandy Beach Park

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Address: 8801 Kalanianaole Hwy, Oahu, HI 96825

A popular surfing beach with dangerous waves.

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This is a popular beach with the "Kama'ainas" or local and tourists alike. It's close to Waikiki via H-1 freeway and Kalanianaole Hwy, just 30 minutes drive or about 12 miles... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Honolulu, Hawaii
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a popular beach with the "Kama'ainas" or local and tourists alike. It's close to Waikiki via H-1 freeway and Kalanianaole Hwy, just 30 minutes drive or about 12 miles away. It's a good beach with lots of small to moderate to high waves and excellent for amateur surfers, little kids, or just about everyone of every skill levels.

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West Valley City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice beach with a great view of the sunset. There were quite a few locals at this beach along with some tourists. There were some tide pools around that had little fish in them as well as sea cucumbers.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I didn't find this beach so special but it's nice for sure. It's sandy and pretty long There is toilet next to it, plus i could buy pita from a food truck there. Also a other track sells drink.

Thank Ann J
Hickory, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great beach with lots of waves and beautiful sand. Great for swimming, body surfing, and just laying around getting a good tan.

Thank Max S
Odessa, Ukraine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,508 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a stunning beach near Honolulu. Stopped when driving back to the East Coast. Nice surf and lava-stones

Thank HONkiev
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The waves were huge! But bring a paddle board - you can only go in up to your knees without one. There is a life guard there; but, he will make sure you stay close to shore.

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Johns Creek, Georgia, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

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 November 20, 2016

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 

Thank Gomeba
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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