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“Gorgeous, sunny beach with waves!”
Review of Makapu'u Beach

Makapu'u Beach
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$74.00*
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Small Group Sunset Tour of East Oahu
Ranked #3 of 18 things to do in Waimanalo
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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.
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Body boarder's beach. Unless you are a strong swimmer, don't go in the water, harsh undertow. Cool for checking out muscular body boarders and if you are one yourself. Nice place to tan in the morning hours, clear water and white sand!

Thank Barbisurf
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"beautiful beach"
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"shore break"
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"boogie boarding"
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"hang gliders"
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"makapuu point"
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"sea life park"
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"lifeguard station"
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"great waves"
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"post card"
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"a small parking lot"
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"windward coast"
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

Makapu'u isn't just fun to say, it's fun to see. Be very aware of the potentially powerful waves. If there are signs posted pay attention to them. We went one day and the kids were able to boogie board no problem, other days the surf was too much and they would've been hurt, or worse. This is true for many beaches in Hawaii though, you just have to be aware.

Don't miss the tidal pools in the lava rocks on the other end of the "beach". We explored for a long time. Flip flops aren't advised, buy water shoes at Wal-Mart before you go.

1  Thank Dianna C
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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)!

1  Thank Thecrayonbx
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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.

Thank millbrookmtn
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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.

Thank James V
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