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A popular surfing area located on the North Shore of Oahu.
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Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1304
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While I have mainly go here for body surfing there are also things to do when the surf is not up. A fun jumping rock and excellent photography lookouts. If it's the summer it can be an excellent family beach, in the winter the waves...More

1  Thank skydude808
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice bay hang out at . It’s not that crowded and you can find a great spot to lay on the beach very easily.

Thank Tim l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my favorite beach on Oahu. Period. The whole bay and the green, lush valley behind looks like a paradise. But from November until March the ocean can get pretty rough there. That of course depends on the swell so even in a winter...More

1  Thank katarzyna51500
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you have the chance drive the highway along the North Shore. The scenery is totally different than the beach in Waikiki. A stop in Waimea Bay will certainly be worth your while.

Thank SVAGroup
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I actually were on a shark dive and decided to go to Waimea Falls and Waimea Bay while we were on the North Shore. After a short Uber ride we arrived at the falls. Then we walked from the falls to Waimea...More

Thank TheTravelingMcGuires
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The shorebreak is know to paralyze or kill inexperienced waders and body surfing neophytes. Lifeguards on duty tell the throngs to stay out of the water, and they allow only locals with swimming fins to negotiate the dangerous shorebreak and strong undertow which eats tourists...More

Thank rwa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great beach views and surf. Only wish we could have swam, great time anyany. Clear water, beautiful beaches

Thank charlie s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing waves but be careful, they can be dangerous at times. We saw 15- 20 foot breaks at the shore line. Very impressive but be careful.

Thank georgeV2877LW
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

We had seen this beach as we drove by when we first arrived. Waited until early morning on a weekday because it is a popular spot for locals. There is a rock where people were diving and the water was great for SUP and body...More

1  Thank tganuza
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Bay far one of the most majestic places on the island. I love stopping by to take in the calm waters in the summer and big waves in the winter. Its a beautiful cove and home to many Big Wave Invitationals. Make sure to swing...More

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Hailey G
August 5, 2018|
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Response from mfheinonen | Reviewed this property |
High tide.
Hailey G
August 3, 2018|
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Response from tolo565 | Reviewed this property |
Not a good snorkeling beach. The waves pick up in November. Shark Cove is good for snorkeling.
March 14, 2018|
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Response from ihatesushi | Reviewed this property |
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