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“Beautiful Beach... not the best for swimming” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Makapu'u Beach

Makapu'u Beach
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Eastside Oahu Tour Semi Private: Beautiful Beaches and History
Ranked #3 of 13 things to do in Waimanalo
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Stretching more than 1,000 yards of sandy shoreline, this spot is considered the premier bodysurfing beach in Hawaii.
Bryan, Texas
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81 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Beautiful Beach... not the best for swimming”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

I was extremely excited about this beach after reading about it and was thrilled to finally visit. It is beautiful and pictures do not do it justice. The water is not as clear as Waikiki or Waimanalo beach just down the road but the bay is gorgeous! There are lots of rocks to climb around on and plenty of sand to sunbath on. I wish I had had more time to do the hike out to the lighthouse! This beach is definitely worth a stop (at least for pictures)!

Visited November 2012
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“see it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

in the vicinity of Bellows Field Beach Park. Bellows has a more awesome and peaceful vista, but this is a lovely place to hang out too.

Visited October 2012
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Brewster, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Never get tired of this Beach!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

One of my favorite beaches in Hawaii,some days very large waves for body surfing and boogie boarding most of the time moderate and friendly.

Visited February 2012
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Mililani, Hawaii
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Somewhat secluded and less traveled. The drive to this side of the island is also some of the most scenic of the island.. Waves were just right for boogie boards. On some visits to this beach over the years ...there can be seaweed in the surf ...which sort of ruins the experience. However, if not present....very enjoyable and picturesque.

Visited August 2012
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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90 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Breathtaking park with great beach.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Just a beautiful place with whales in winter, great surf but can be dangerous and the lifeguards are very mindful of those who may be too inexperienced for the surf.

Visited February 2012
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