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Waimea Bay

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Address: 61-031 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1304

A popular surfing area located on the North Shore of Oahu.

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Awesome Bay!

Obviously on the North Shore just up from Haleiwa Town! U can't miss it probably 1/3 of a mile long. Lifeguards, showers and bathrooms. Limited free parking BUT across the... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Obviously on the North Shore just up from Haleiwa Town! U can't miss it probably 1/3 of a mile long. Lifeguards, showers and bathrooms. Limited free parking BUT across the street in Waimea Valley, parking is $10. No big deal. Also parking along road but limited they will ticket u if parking illegal. Huge wide clean. Today May 29th Sunday... More 

Thank riva9129
North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent the day at Waimea Bay recently and had a wonderful time! Great beach to people-watch and enjoy the beauty all around. Enjoyed watching the jumpers from the rock, the beautiful water, the soft sand, and just the overall vibe of Waimea Bay!

Thank travels4jen
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So pretty !! blue waters everywhere, loads of sunshine and peaceful.. Surfing hotspot . A Must see..

Thank Rexy09
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went to this beach last year and this year. The waves were a bit tricky close to the big rock but were OK further away. Got in the water again and it was totally magical!!

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Palm Springs, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Parking is hard to find so go early. Views were beautifull. Plenty of space where people were not on top of each other. All beaches have no smoking signs however some locals were there smoking weed. Super annoying. Sunset was beautifull.

Thank andujar96
Dallas, Georgia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful and clean beach! The sand is wonderful. I arrived on a weekday around 9am and easily got a spot in the lot. However, when I left at 10:30, the lot was full and someone was waiting for my spot. Beach wasn't super crowded, but the waves, even in May were a little high fit swimming.

Thank ssttpp
Port Macquarie, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went by the The Surfbus to Waimea Bay and saw the beautiful gardens in The Valley Paddle boarded as well Waimea is so pretty a must visit on the North Shore

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Waimea Bay is famous from surfing songs of the 60's. In the winter the waves are gigantic...in the summer, much more gentle and the water is clear. The huge rocks on the left side of the beach are often used to jump into the water below. It is a safe place to do this but it is a steep jump... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great beach with public restrooms and life guards on duty! Cliff jumping on the beach was a fun addition! Also there were a couple food trucks in the parking lot which was a great treat for an afternoon snack!

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Clewiston, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Crystal clear water not a big crowd, parking was not easy. You can park along the side of the road and walk down to beach area

Thank BarbH71

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