Haleiwa Beach Park
Haleiwa Beach Park
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Pandy D
Sydney, Australia1,573 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Haleʻiwa Town & beach, Oahu Hawaii
Haleʻiwa is a historic town on Oahu’s North Shore. Worth a visit as is the nearby beach. The popular restaurant there is Joe’s Seafood. Don’t forget to get a photo at the town sign as you drive in and visit Kamehameha Highway Bridge.
#NorthShoreOahu
#Haleiwa
Written July 7, 2022
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JohnsEcho
240 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2012 • Solo
First off, not even the locals go to the true "haleiwa beach park" (the farthest east park in Haleiwa town) without 10 of their friends with them. The place marked on the map is not "Haleiwa beach park".

The park marked on the map is indeed good for picnics, a buddy of mine actually got married there. There is one small wave break for surfing on the west side of the park....but no one really swims here. If you want to swim, go to wiamia bay. This park is nice for sunsets and looking onto the wild mountains/beaches to your left (especially around dusk).

Remember, there are no private beaches in Hawaii. Go Explore!!!
Written September 26, 2012
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cidkent
florida21 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2011 • Business
I'm going to shout this: DO NOT LEAVE ANYTHING IN YOUR CAR THAT YOU WANT TO KEEP...it will be taken. The North Shore has had 489 car breaking and robberies since the last week in January...that's 83 per month for a population of under 20,000 people. There are no signs and no one says a thing. Credit cards, wallet, cameras, passports, money, anything of value DO NOT leave in your car or on your beach towel. Put them in the room safe...NOT THE TRUNK.
Written July 22, 2012
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pdamac
Ottawa, Canada251 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
We went her a couple of times and the second visit we saw lots of sea turtles. The area is very clean and there wasn't a lot of people which is nice. There were lots of turtles on out second visit which was a real treat for us. Hopefully this is the case for anyone who visits.
Written April 21, 2019
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luvroma2
Reading, PA1,954 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Solo
It is fun to walk around the old town of Haleiwa. There are many buildings from the early 1900's. I was there on a Sunday and there was a long line of people buying rotisserie chickens being sold in a parking lot. They smelled wonderful!
Written March 17, 2015
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Neil Bolton
Canberra, Australia139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
We were cruisin’ the North coast, looking for some tubes, past Pipeline, past Jaws, past Sunset, past the big-wave Mecca of Waimea Bay - nothing. Then at Haleiwa we found them - perfectly formed six inch ankle-slappers.
Haleiwa Beach is so sweet. Almost utterly deserted, we parked as close as anyone could ever get to the water, strolled in and had a beautiful half hour, swimming in the perfect temperature, bouyant water.
It was our last day in Hawai’i, and we’d rented a Mini convertible (the perfect car for the day!) and cruised the island.
Simply loved it.
The rustic, rusted rose-free shower pipes even had water at exactly the right temperature, the utterly basic change room was twenty feet away.
As nice a day as anyone has ever had at a beach.
Perfection in simplicity.
Loved it.
Written May 22, 2019
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Susan G
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
Beautiful beach, the grandchildren loved it. Easy parking, sandy beach, great for swimming and paddle boards.
Written March 3, 2019
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ZeeGee808
Honolulu, HI215 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Friends
One of my fave little spots back home is definitely everywhere around Haleiwa Town, and this little beach is no exception. Obviously, the weekends and holidays can get pretty busy...and lets face it, it's the north shore of Oahu, there are always tourists...but this little spot is kept pretty clean, there are often turtles on the beach sunning and it offers beautiful sunsets and some of Oahu's signature sands. I always head up north for at least a couple days when I get to go home, and I suggest you check it out, too!
Written May 29, 2017
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blackeldo
Kiama, Australia2,253 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Solo
This is the smallest and most northern of HALEIWA’S 3 beach parks. And because it is the first people come to as they head into HALEIWA from the NORTH SHORE or WAIKIKI, it tends to be the most popular. The presence a VETERAN’S WAR MEMORIAL probably helps too. Not to mention it is probably the best launching spot for water enthusiasts.

DESCRIPTION "Smallest" but It is not exactly small – the level triangular grassed area is 250m at its widest from east to west and 200m from north to south. An extended pergola area associated with the memorial runs along most of the area behind the beach. Palms also back the beach and there are some clumps of trees and shrubs throughout the grassed area. There is off-road parking at the north and south ends, outdoor showers and an amenities block. The area is popular with local families, particularly for weekend picnics and with surfers, paddle-boarders, kayakers etc.

PLUSES – the offshore reef seems to shelter this end of the bay most effectively making wave conditions onto the sand very benign. This probably explains its popularity with surfers, paddle-boarders, kayakers. The adjacent still waters in the small boat harbor and ANAHULU RIVER would be great for the paddlers too.
- the offshore reef and PUAENA POINT break a few hundred meters further north looked quite good for surfing. I called by twice and both times there were nice 4 footers being worked over by a bunch of dudes and dudettes. A local told me that in winter when the giant storm waves from the north west Pacific march in, surf can reach 20 foot occasionally. Wow.
- turtle sightings are common. I saw one basking on the sand and the local said it’s common to see quite a few. But they are seasonal – I think she said winter visitors may be disappointed. I also saw a seal.
Some of the beachside rocky areas have tidal pools good for fossicking.
- nice atmosphere – most of the picnickers were native Hawaiian families who had set up big canopies for shade under which were tables loaded with food and other goodies. These people know how to have a good relaxed time. Unlike Australian picnic groups there didn’t seem to be a heap of booze. Surfers and other water sports people tend to take a pretty laid back approach to life (at least back on land).

MINUSES – this isn’t the nicest beach in HALEIWA. It is more yellow-brown than white, quite coarse underfoot and in front of the grassed area quite narrow and has some rocky sections. Note that it widens in front of the main parking area and goes a good 300m south to the harbor breakwall.
- the water off the beach tends to have a lot of rocks underfoot.
- the water is not as clear as further south – maybe because of the outflowing ANAHULU
- it’s a fair haul into town – the shops start abt 700m south. Driving in may not be all that easy on nice weekend days – traffic tends to bank up because of the one lane bridge over ANAHULU and parking in town may be difficult.
- the park’s parking lot seems fairly big but on a real nice Sunday I noticed vacant spots were at a premium. However lots of people seemed to be parking along the main road. On a weekday visit there were no parking problems.
- the amenities block could have been cleaner. The local suggested this may be because the adjacent forested PUAENA POINT BEACH PARK is a haven for the area’s homeless.

LOCATION AND GETTING THERE – HALEIWA is on the lower NORTH SHORE about 55km/30mi from HONOLU – add a few for WAIKIKI. The park is on the northern approaches to town some distance before the main street.
Most tourists will come from WAIKIKI - Oahu’s rabid anti-development “KEEP THE COUNTRY COUNTRY” ethos means there are few hotels, resorts or even motels outside the near-WAIKIKI area. Most accommodation in HALEIWA and on the NORTH SHORE is in holiday houses, rooms or apartments. They tend to be towards the expensive side - but near and around HALEIWA will offer the best deal.
BY BUS - Best bet from WAIKIKI is to get to nearby ALA MOANA BUS INTERCHANGE on any number of buses and then jump on BUS 55 which goes the long but scenic way around the top of the island to terminate in HALEIWA, or BUS 52 which comes across the island’s middle. By using one of the two transfer stubs on your ticket you can make the whole journey for $2.50 either route. On its trip down from the north point of the island bus 55 goes past the 3 iconic NORTH SHORE BIG WAVE SPOTS – SUNSET BAY, the BANZAI PIPELINE and WAIMEA BAY. The BIG 3 beaches are close together (3.2miles/5.2km by road). Just north of WAIMEA is top fossicking/snorkelling/diving location SHARK’S BAY and a few kms south is LANEAKEA BEACH, best known for turtle watching – traffic slows here as people try to spot the critters from cars – I saw one from the bus. Sit on the right hand side for best views.
BY CAR - but MUM and queen -bee daughter KAAAY LA (don’t these millennium names kill you?) will want to rent the so cool canary yellow Camaro convertible for the trip from WAIKIKI (how sweet will that look on FACEBOOK?) – okay it will take 35 mins to an just under an hour depending on traffic, but be aware if the day is real nice the run along the NORTH SHORE and around HALEIWA can be real slow. If the surf is HUGE traffic and parking can be HORRENDOUS. Your car’s navigation device will find the best route but the turnoff into the northern car parking area is about 900M before the northern end of town proper and only 200m on from where the KAM HWY turns right rather than going straight on to the JOSEPH LEONG HWY if you are coming from the NORTH. If you come the shortest route across the island you will be heading NORTH on JOSEPH LEONG – turn LEFT onto the KAM.

OTHER ATTRACTIONS – you will probably want to see some other nearby places of interest after a few hours at the park. Both HALEIWA and areas close-by to the north and south have plenty. To save space, I won’t rewrite what I wrote in my report on nearby HALEIWA ALI’I BEACH PARK – you can find this easily on TRIP ADVISOR.
Look it up for priceless info. I kid you not.
On:
- THE OTHER 2 BEACH PARKS – one is way better from the point of view of strolling to the main street.
- NEAT LOCATIONS IN THE MAIN STREET – want the best shave-ice in HAWAII? Or a $2 HAPPY HOUR beer? No supermarket near your accommodation? KAAAY LA need a new bikini?
- NEAT LOCATIONS TO THE NEAR NORTH – bet you didn’t know one of these is one of the best dive locations in the world according to a popular dive magazine. The WORLD baby! Not just HAWAII or OAHU!! SO WHAT, you sniff, DON'T DIVE. Okay the tidal rock pool there is probably OAHU’S best location for little kids. Not whelmed? OK2 - find out why big wave hell hole WAIMEA is my BEST BEACH FOR FAMILIES WITH (normal) TEENS.
- NEAT LOCATIONS TO THE NEAR SOUTH – keen naturists among you might possibly be interested in NUDIE BEACH. Turned off by naturism? Maybe you need to get out more, kemosabe.
- NEAT LOCATIONS GOING HOME – the kids will love the free samples after the pineapple peeling demo at the DOLE PLANTATION. Hell, I loved that and I’m a geezer.

Have a good visit gang.
Written May 5, 2016
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Calvin E
Pasadena, CA176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Family
I stumbled upon Haleiwa Beach Park after having no luck at parking up the ways at Waimea Beach a popular destination with an overflowing parking lot. Spaces were plentiful and the beach readily accessible from the lot. There were also several rental operations for surf boards and stand up paddle boarding. We found Uncle Bryan's operation very accommodating. Prices were reasonable at $25/hr or $40 for the entire day, with room to negotiate!. The staff at was friendly and helpful giving the four of us a quick run down on the techniques of stand up paddle boarding. Without prior knowledge of what to expect, we were pleasant surprised at the near perfect conditions for novice paddle boarders. We followed their directions around the breakers and into the mouth of the Haleiwa river where calm waters and pleasant surroundings made the paddle boarding an adventure. We followed other boarders up the river with numerous encounters of large sea turtles that would pop up for air and swim by. About 15 minutes up the river, we found a bank with no less than a dozen turtles sleeping in the afternoon sun. It was such a wonderous sight to come across. There were no crowds or fuss. Just a colony of large sea turtles resting at the bank and sun. We eventually turned around and made it back to the bay. We paddled around in the bay and then headed back to shore to return our equipment. Afterwards, there were local showers to rinse off and restroom facilities available on site adjacent to the park. We made our way down the road and treated ourselves to some shaved ice at Masamoto's located less than a mile away. Overall, it was a great stop for sun and fun in the Haleiwa/North Shore area.
Written January 28, 2014
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