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A popular beach for surfing.
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84-369 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, Oahu, HI 96792
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Still the same. Not easy to park when you use google maps. Other beaches are easier. Dont mess with the locals. A bad place to get caught solo.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank john d
Reviewed October 8, 2019

We stopped at Makaha Beach on the way back from Kaena Point. Makaha Beach is a lovely, long and wide beach on the west coast of Oahu. We saw quite a large number of local people enjoying the beach, and when we visited (at the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Previa1994
Reviewed September 19, 2019

Excellent place to relax on the nice warm sand and to walk around and view the beautiful ocean. Lots of beautiful people on this beach with beautiful scenery.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Studyhardallday
Reviewed August 4, 2019

We never thought we find a beach as beautiful as this and be the only ones there to enjoy it. Well worth the drive to the North Shore from Waikiki. It offered amazing views, sand and very clean. Polo Beach was a amazing find.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CNDTravel
Reviewed July 29, 2019 via mobile

We checked out a number of beaches and this one was by far the best. It had great views, people were snorkeling, and it wasn’t overpopulated. Very nice and clean.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank my_traveling_soles
Reviewed June 21, 2019

Wonderful beach with scenic views. Soft sand. Great for snorkeling, but make sure you do it on a day when the waves aren’t too strong.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank MLol3324
Reviewed June 8, 2019

Located @45 minutes west of Honolulu by car, this quiet beach is stunning and relaxing. We went on a weekday in late April, a time of the year when the water along this coast gets calmer. The sea was blissfully inviting the day we visited....More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Brooklynite_Abroad
Reviewed May 23, 2019

Maybe I shouldnt review this beach so fewer people will go there. It's a hidden gem! It has beautiful soft sand but beware of ocean changes - it can be calm but then change to rough waters with a severe undertoe within 20 minutes. We...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank 12,345,426
Reviewed May 10, 2019

One of the highlights of our trip! The view will take your breath away! The homeless beach campers did make us a little uneasy.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank cariemac
Reviewed May 6, 2019

This is a beautiful beach on the west side of Oahu (or what I call the less touristy side). Oh what a find to have a beach virtually to ourselves on the weekdays. Much better than other places where you are fighting for space on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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May 7, 2018|
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Response from uncoco | Reviewed this property |
There are jelly fish at different times of the moon cycle. The “fancy “ resort beaches post signs. This is only for a few days. I hope you can go back and enjoy the ocean without being stung.
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October 4, 2015|
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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 Peggy S | Reviewed this property |
Not much to snorkel over close up. The turtle cleaning station is OUT there....not for the amateur!
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