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Address: 84-369 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, Oahu, HI 96792
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A popular beach for surfing.

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FAR FROM THE CROWDS

This wide sandy beach is located quite a ways from Honolulu and that prevents a lot of the tourist traffic coming this far west. Parking is right off the side of the highway... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Murrieta, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This wide sandy beach is located quite a ways from Honolulu and that prevents a lot of the tourist traffic coming this far west. Parking is right off the side of the highway. Surf/Body Boarding is more confined to the northern end. This beach is lifeguarded. Well worth stopping by if you drive on out on the west side.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful west facing beach. Great for sunsets, boogie boarding (if you are very good in the ocean), surfing on the north side.

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

If you swim about 150-200 yards out on the north side of the reef, you'll most likely run into the turtle cleaning station. Beware that it IS a fair swim and if you run out of steam while you're out there, the swim back will be extremely difficult as you'll be swimming against the current. But oh so worth it.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Awesome soft sand, clear blue waters and awesome waves. Great for boogie boarding and surfing. Beach was beautiful!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

After visiting almost all the other beaches on Oahu my wife and I decided to take the 40 minute drive up the West coast to visit Makaha. It's a lovely spot. More than enough beach to feel uncrowded. I found it interesting that the surfing (really nice 3-5ft sets) was only up at the north end (near the condos) and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Very nice during the day, a little sketchy at night due to the homeless issues. Parking is great, lots all over up and down the road. Great sand and surf depending on the time of year. Either dont bring valuables or stop on the way and put them in your trunk.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Quick review - not just with Makaha beach, the west coast of Oahu in general is fantastic for its sunsets. Many locals gather to watch the sun go down. The area is shantier which is the only drawback, but stay friendly, keep to yourself and witness the awe! I'll let the pictures do the talking! If you found this review... More 

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Lenexa, KS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

My wife and I stayed at a condo right near this beach park. The beaches at the condo and at the park are amazing. They are not terribly busy and the provide as much fun in the sun as you can handle. The beach is about 45 minutes from Honolulu if the traffic is good (ha!). The beach park has... More 

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Indian Springs, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Really wide beach with lots of surfing activity. Beautiful area, like most of HI. Great facility with good parking, small restroom area, usually somebody selling great shaved ice here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Very mellow beach. Warm waters on soft sand. watched the sunset almost every night we were in Hawaii.

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