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A popular surfing area located on the North Shore of Oahu.
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Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1304
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in November so the waves were much more intense than other times of the year, but it was an absolute blast. We body surfed the waves and it was just wonderful. It's less manicured than resort beaches are, but that is part of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank meganclark546
Reviewed 1 week ago

Waimea beach has such beauty and a very important participation in the history of Oahu. The Eddie Aikau Challenge is celebrated there every year. Amazing invitational.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Viggo A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoying the beach the rock formations in the character of the beach it’s all beautiful on the North Shore but there’s something about Waimea that was really extra pleasant

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lao855
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is epic. So many things have happenned on this beach that you wouldn't believe. During the summer months you can cliff jump there. Beware of the dangerous shore break during the winter. Amazing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank elioperlman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on on a lovely day when the waves were huge. This may have made it too dangerous for would-be surfers but it made it good wave watching for landlubbers

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DavidG897
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Originally came here to jump off the rock but the waves were so serious we had to just sit and watch we couldn’t even get in the water near the shallow part as were traveling with kids. We drove an hour from Waikiki and was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Key6174
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You cannot go to the Island of Oahu without heading to the North Shore and visiting Waimea Bay. Any time of the year is perfect. When we went, the waves were not huge and we were able to jump off the legendary rocks into the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank therealS1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place if you are looking for larger, more active waves. It is probably a better beach for teenagers and adults. Parking can be challenging so I recommend that you go early. The beach is not very crowded due to limited parking....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Funtraveler2014
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

While I have mainly go here for body surfing there are also things to do when the surf is not up. A fun jumping rock and excellent photography lookouts. If it's the summer it can be an excellent family beach, in the winter the waves...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank skydude808
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

This is a very nice bay hang out at . It’s not that crowded and you can find a great spot to lay on the beach very easily.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Hailey G
August 5, 2018|
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Response from mfheinonen | Reviewed this property |
High tide.
Hailey G
August 3, 2018|
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Response from tolo565 | Reviewed this property |
Not a good snorkeling beach. The waves pick up in November. Shark Cove is good for snorkeling.
March 14, 2018|
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Response from ihatesushi | Reviewed this property |
No there are no outlets.