Sunset Beach Park
Sunset Beach Park
4.5
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Meri T
44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Beautiful place for watching the sunset and surfers. NOT a place to really get in the water unless you are surfing - maybe it is calmer in the summer. The sand here will have you sinking a bit as you walk around, so get ready for some exercise if you plan on doing that. Parking is along the road in most access places, I am not sure if we missed an actual parking lot, but plan ahead for spotty parking.

We got dinner after this nearby at Seven Brothers Burgers, but it would have been extra nice to have takeout on the beach itself during the sunset.
Written February 22, 2022
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Rachelle
Fort Wayne, IN12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
It’s in the name, this is the place to watch the sunset on O’ahu. There is plenty of powdery soft sand for the largest of crowds to sprawl out on and not encroach on one another. The waves crashing and palm tree scattered around made it the most picturesque location, not to mention the free entertainment provided by the surfers. Only negative about this location is the slope of the beach, it can be difficult to walk around for those less able-bodied.
Written February 26, 2020
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May_EXL
Winnipeg, Canada1,028 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
There’s no public facilities and parking is just along the Kamehameha Hwy. Pretty wild waves when we visited. Stayed for a couple of hours and watched the surfers do their tricks. There was a big monk seal on the beach and then we watched it go back to the ocean. A really neat experience!
Written February 8, 2023
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ITRT
Virginia44,703 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
If you are looking for a sandy beach where you can see one of the triple crowns of surfing contests in the winter months and beautiful sunsets, be sure to stop at Sunset Beach near the Banzai Pipeline. During the winter months, swells can be up to 30 feet. This beach is considered “one of the best of Oahu” and is worth your time to drive to the north shore. It has a wide sandy beach that is a great place to enjoy its calmness during the summer months.
Written May 17, 2022
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,626 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
As its name says try to be there before sunset. Imo, this is by far the best beach on north Oahu shore. Parking in front of the beach, as well across the road where're the restrooms. During our visit sea was mostly calm, but be aware it can be very rough.
Written June 10, 2024
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USMC_Recon_2003
United States184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
Love the beauty and just the relaxing and peaceful vibe at this place! it is in MHO a MUST stop when on the Island of Oahu. Yes there are MANY great beaches on the island, but this was is special in it's ULTIMATE relaxation vibe!
Written September 9, 2016
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Khalid1949
Bergen, Norway9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2013 • Couples
The Sunset Beach is fabulous, but the picnic area on the other side of the road is another story.
My backpack was snatched from next to me while me and my wife sat and ate at a table in the picnic area (Wednesday, 4pm, 16. January, 2013).
A young guy on an off-road bike came from behind, snatched the backpack, rode off and disappeared into one of the side streets.
Friendly neighbours and police searched the area, but without any results. The vendors there who saw the incident were not too helpful.
Apparently there is a local gang that targets tourists and has members staked out in the area to identify potential victims.
The sunset helped to bring down the distress a notch after this audacious incident.
Written March 2, 2013
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Zinnie
Carmel, IN477 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Beautiful beach without all the crowds. Great waves to play in! While we were there, there was a wave surge that brought out a lot more surfers. So much fun to watch all those surfers out there!
Written June 7, 2021
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mifernandes
Calgary, Canada15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our End destination after renting a car to drive the windward side of the island. We loved watching the surfers and the waves are HUGE!! Well worth the 1 hour drive from Honolulu. We even cut down our travel time back from Sunset beach by taking the Pali Highway. It can be tricky to find parking, but we staked out a spot after a couple of minutes (Lucky)! The sand and surf are something else and definitely not as congested as Waikiki. Nice break after a beautiful drive!
Written October 31, 2012
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Ashley N
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States254 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Family
We found this beach nestled in the North Shore. We had heard about it and definitely wanted to check it out! So glad we did because really, it was AMAZING. The water is wonderful. The waves were very small because of Summer I guess, they said in the winter they are huge and make for great surfing comps. Meant some friendly people there. Not crowded at all which we liked. Parking abundant when we went. Sleepy, chill beach town with EPIC views. Could so live there!
Written May 28, 2015
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