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“great beach”(16 reviews)
“quiet beach”(7 reviews)
A popular beach for surfing.
84-369 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, Oahu, HI 96792
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

The beach was nice and there is a good section over towards the point where you can surf or boogie board but I found the constant strong current to be a bit hard as it constantly drew you down the beach.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank scbcme
Reviewed January 2, 2019

This is an area of locals and a lot of them do not take kindly to other races being there. Lots of homeless and people living in tents, tons of trash. If you can find a quiet place to stop to take a few pictures,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Ranbud
Reviewed January 2, 2019

Not to say this is not a gorgeous beach, by all means! However, as it is very long and wide, far from any arboretums, you will feel the full heat of the sun on your skin, unrelenting, unless you hide in the water. The water...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Vladimiramirela
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

Beach was beautiful and sunny. If you are looking for waves you can enter one part of the beach, but if you would like to just walk into the water you can do that too. The reason for the 4 stars instead of 5 is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank ManagerMama
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Lovely beach but like all of the Leeward Shore beaches, you have to be very careful of the undertow and high waves. But nice, clean and oh so beautiful views.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Questovia
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

This beach was amazing and not very crowded. I was happy they had a life guard station there; the current was strong and the waves got pretty big. Great place to watch body boarding!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tra_lbug
Reviewed September 28, 2018

One of our favorite beachside locations in Makaha. Beautiful views and sunsets...we spent several days and evenings during our 2 week vacation. Friendly people and not crowded, especially, during the week in September.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 686idag
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Not many tourists. Plenty of turtles; when we snorkelles, we saw some moray eels. We even had a sea lion visitng the beach. This is one of few beaches where one can fish from beach in Oahu. It is located in the Makaha valley and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank rbahar007
Reviewed July 8, 2018

Went to this beach on our July 2018 trip. The beach can get busy later in the day. Not much around so bring supplies. Life guards on the premise. Would visit beach again.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank nazarenevow
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

A very beautiful quiet beach which is not too crowded. Nice waves for surfing and boogie boarding. The waves are close to the shore for surfing you just have to be mindful of the shore break. The are life guard stations and they are on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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May 7, 2018|
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Response from Don A | Reviewed this property |
Normally 9-10 days after a FULL MOON in Hawaii,box jellyfish come to the south-east and west shores. Life guards will post warning signs (check with them). Occasionally, due to wind conditions, Portuguese Man-of-War... More
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Response from pupit | Reviewed this property |
We were not mistreated or bothered while we were there, and we kept to ourselves at the far end of the beach, where it was not very crowded. I don't tend to think about or notice "colors or races" of people, but looking... More
June 12, 2015|
Response from ladytattoo7 | Reviewed this property |
Not much to snorkel over close up. The turtle cleaning station is OUT there....not for the amateur!