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59-104 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-9728
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Though we didn't witness the sunset, it was a nice beach. There are other great beaches in the area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 110aarthic
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is magical. Little tiny crabs just cruise around in the water but there are not enough of them to be an annoyance. The water is incredibly blue. The waves were big enough to surf but far enough out that it was calm swimming...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank meganclark546
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sunset Beach is one of our top five beaches on the island of Oahu. Vans World Cup surfing was going on when we visited Sunset in late November (2018). Seeing a big waves surfing contest is a memorable experience. However, in the off-surf season times,...More

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

fantastic view! It was great to watch the world surfing competition but a real bummer to get a parking ticket even though I was parked among the many other cars that didn’t get a ticket -seemed like they enjoyed giving me every violation they could...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lao855
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had come in part to see the WSL qualifiers in the Vans event only to find it had been postponed because the winter wave action was deemed too dangerous. This made for good sea viewing even though it was disappointing not to have seen the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DavidG897
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed doing our yoga and Tai Chi on the beach this morning. A little different than the last time, when I was on the North Shore for Pipemaster’s.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Speedlady69
Reviewed November 13, 2018

nice sandy beach on a hill. we enjoyed watching all the surfers while the sun went down. bring your camera!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank puppitoandtruffles
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Sunset beach is a North Shore famous stop. Even is you are on a timeline you must stop at this beach. If you don't believe me just count all the tourist busses with passengers from around the world that make Sunset Beach a stop. You...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DaveTurlock_ca
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

We were so fortunate to see some big swell pump in on an afternoon session with a crowd of people on the beach and watch some amazing surfers. Just cool to be apart of it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank shaunt2013
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

We spent several hours sitting and watching both the surfers roping it up and the lifeguards hearing kids & parents alike back from the water, or close enough to it. Good for watching, unless you are an expert surfer 🏄🏽‍♂️🏄🏼‍♀️😎 beautiful beach!

Date of experience: October 2018
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April 18, 2018|
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Response from Llewellyn53 | Reviewed this property |
We saw temporary camps hidden in the bushes at Waimea Bay but they looked a bit ugly.
July 25, 2017|
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Response from Mary K | Reviewed this property |
Parking is at a premium so snag a spot wherever you can. Admission was free the day we were there but perhaps it depends on the event.
March 21, 2017|
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Response from Dawnlive2travel | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure they have Beach wheel chairs but it does have wheelchair ramps and it is accessible with a whcr.