Waimanalo Beach

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Waimanalo Beach
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sabrinak136
New Orleans, LA652 contributions
Family
My love affair with Waimanalo Beach began last July and I am happy to say that Waimanalo Beach is still dear to my heart.  Unlike Waikiki Beach which is so crowded you often feel that you have Waimanalo Beach all to yourself during the weekdays.  It is the kind of beach where you can find happiness by simply putting down your beach towel, eating a bowl of spicy Poke for lunch, and simply enjoying the beautiful scenery of the surrounding Banyan trees, and mountains. The day is even more perfect with the beautiful sound of the waves from the Pacific Ocean. In addition, the water at Waimanalo Beach is the most beautiful turquoise ever.  
My son had an amazing time Boogie Boarding during our visit. The conditions were a little rough however, a lifeguard was always on duty.  Spending a few hours at Waimanalo Beach definitely put me in my happy places.  I only wish I could snap my fingers and somehow magically return whenever I desired.  
There are restrooms available and parking.  Just make sure to not leave any valuables on the seat of your car.  I didn’t have any problem however, I have read about a variety of incidents that occur in beach parking lots.  Overall, the beauty of the beach and the sound of the waves provide you with all that is needed for an extraordinary day.  See you again Waimanalo Beach in 2024!
Written July 18, 2022
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LauraM
Pleasanton, CA15 contributions
My family and I traveled to a different beach day in our rented car. When we found this one, we returned to it a second time. It is very beautiful, and has a long stretch of beach for a walk, which we always enjoy. During the week, we found it to be sparsely attended, but much more so on the weekend. The aquamarine color of the water, the white sand, and the land masses in the sea make for a lovely spot. Highly recommended.
Written February 4, 2022
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wdl
Sunnyvale, CA537 contributions
So you want a beautiful white sand beach with turquoise water in Hawaii, and think that Waikiki is too crowded, or that you can't find parking Kailua/Lanikai and that the North Shore is too far?

The beach is really great and is not too far of a drive to Honolulu/Waikiki. There are restrooms and parking on the premises.

Only issue of the day we went is that it was a bit windy, and a surf was a bit too strong. But other than that, we had a delightful day. It was worth the drive.
Written January 8, 2022
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Sammy6d
Sydney, Australia304 contributions
Hire a car for the day and follow the circle island tour and stop at this beach. It is absolutely stunning. Gorgeous turquoise blue waters and white soft as silk sand. If you want to chill out and have some privacy or more quite time, this is the beach to be. It is not very busy and more private. It even feels romantic and the serenity of it is just breathtaking.
Written April 23, 2020
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TravelingFam
Omaha, NE631 contributions
Family
This beach must go for miles!!! And would be fun to boogie board the waves. And it was hardly populated. Maybe due to potential man o war stings, which one of our kids got. (There are signs posted of this risk. The Lifeguard said rinse with water an it will go away in 20min. It lasted a bit longer but wasn’t hurting past the hour. Still he didn’t get back in)
Other teens played for almost 2 hours at this beach. If it wasn’t so windy it would have been very relaxing.

(There are about 15-20 tent homes at the entrance to this beach. Signs posted to keep your valuables with you. Restrooms were disgusting and toilets didn’t seem to flush, but at least there is room to change).

Rinsing station and some tables in shaded trees off of the water. Gorgeous blue water even on cloudy day
Written March 9, 2021
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Phim B
Columbus, OH102 contributions
Couples
I find Waimanalo Beach a great place to relax, what with it’s fine white sand, but only almost as splendid as the beaches in Bohol, Philippines where I grew up!
This however is one of the best beaches in Oahu, Hawaii. There are portions however, where the terrain of the beach suddenly deepens, probably because of the big waves that hit the shore from time to time. Locals say that this is one of the beaches best for bodyboarding as the waves are usually not that high.
No restaurants/business establishment within the area. Shower and restrooms are free as with the other beaches.
From the Waimanalo Beach, you can get a good view of rabbit island, an uninhabited island which used to be inhabited by rabbits before, this the name. Its is presently a bird sanctuary, according to locals, and the Pacific Ocean too.
Also a good place to take a hike from one end of the beach to the other. More crowded in the afternoons than in the morning!
Written February 23, 2022
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Mike H
Phoenix, AZ1,921 contributions
We stopped here to look around and to use the facilities. The beach is a nice sandy expanse with lots of parking. The water is beautiful greenish blue with Rabbit Island in the background. Not too crowded when we were there.
Written March 20, 2020
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LauraA339
Michigan191 contributions
Family
We visited 8-10 beaches all around Oahu and we both enjoyed this one the most. The surf is not too crazy so you can get wet and the best part is few people so you can have your own space. Tons of shade if needed too plus restrooms and parking was not a problem. There is a homeless camp out front but we did not see any homeless on the beach or have any issues. Pack a lunch or grab takeout from the local place Onos and sit and enjoy rhe view. It is worth the trip!
Written December 27, 2021
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jerseymariner
Rio Grande, NJ675 contributions
Stopped here on our way to other attractions, just to walk the beach and take in the view. Very windy and cool that day, so the beach wasn't crowded, but there were quite a few wind surfers out. There is plenty of free parking and several restroom/changing stations along the beach, and they were in reasonably good condition. There seemed to be less of a homeless population here than we encountered other place on Oahu too.
Written January 23, 2020
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HillaryDawn
Paphos, Cyprus48 contributions
Hard to rate this one. It was the most beautiful of all the beaches we visited, but we did not feel very safe here. We stayed at a spot on the beach where we could still see the car, and one of us always sat with our stuff on the sand. This beach had the biggest homeless population of all the beaches we went to. I refused to use the toilets as my husband came out of them looking ill. It's really a shame as this end of the island was so stunning in its natural beauty, but looked run down and a bit scary once you lowered your eyes to the streets.
Written January 18, 2020
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