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Makapu'u Beach

41-095 Kalanianaole Hwy, Waimanalo, Oahu, HI 96795-1808
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Stretching more than 1,000 yards of sandy shoreline, this spot is considered the premier bodysurfing beach in Hawaii.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“body surfing” (18 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (24 reviews)
“shore break” (7 reviews)
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41-095 Kalanianaole Hwy, Waimanalo, Oahu, HI 96795-1808
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"body surfing"
in 18 reviews
"beautiful beach"
in 24 reviews
"shore break"
in 7 reviews
"strong waves"
in 6 reviews
"hang gliders"
in 5 reviews
"sea life park"
in 12 reviews
"boogie boarding"
in 7 reviews
"makapuu point"
in 4 reviews
"showers restrooms"
in 2 reviews
"lifeguard station"
in 2 reviews
"great waves"
in 4 reviews
"lighthouse trail"
in 3 reviews
"a small parking lot"
in 2 reviews
"windward coast"
in 3 reviews
"favorite beach"
in 5 reviews
"beach park"
in 6 reviews
"popular beach"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was an amazing and quiet cove. When we arrived about 8am only 2 people were surfing in the water. We generally had the beach to ourselves for the whole morning. The water and the view was amazing. Like most beaches in Hawaii the waves...More

Thank Jen D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beach itself isnt super big but you can get on the road and travel very short distances to multiple other beach locations as well as the tidepools which are really cool. Also super close to the lookout and the lighthouse trail. What I would...More

1  Thank ericgober
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful spot but not a good place for families with young children. The water & shore break can be very rough & dangerous. On a good day, hang gliders can be seen soaring overhead. Showers & restrooms available

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Reviewed April 8, 2018

Bussed in to Sea Life Park and then walked down to the sparkling white sandy beach with an awesome lush surrounding. The waves are 10-14 feet high for the surfer's delight and as you get closer to shore, the waves are fantastic for body surfing...More

2  Thank converge77
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

Our private tour guide brought us to this area and told us some detailed info about Makapu'u Beach and this area. Makapu'u Beach has been a famous bodyboarding and bodysurfing spot since 1933 when the coastal road around the east end of the island was...More

1  Thank WorldTravelers34
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Makapu'u lived up to its rating on "Frank's Surf Map," as one of the top body- and boogie-board surfing spots on Oahu. I was only on the island for two and a half weeks and I went to Makapu'u four times to get my body-surfing...More

Thank Christopher S
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

This is one of my favorite beaches on O'ahu. It is tucked beneath the mountains, and has a beautiful wide sandy beach between reef and rocks. The water was a stunningly beautiful aqua teal color. We were here on a calm day, with small shore...More

Thank sgs0720
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Reviewed February 21, 2018

As you are coming around the high cliff bend over looking Makapu'u beach you will be amazed at the beauty. On a clear and sunny day, the crystal clear ocean is sparkling and the white sand beach is glowing. Absolutely love this place. It's a...More

Thank SailMakani
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

This is a beautiful beach especially for those who surfs, body and boogie boards. The view of the Makapuu POint is spectacular and picturesque. Good place to take photos as well and the washroom is clean. There is no lifeguards though. Swimming is great here...More

Thank CJMCelias
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Reviewed January 13, 2018

Basically nothing has changed in the past 35 years! Still one of the best beaches for bodysurfing 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 never crowded, just a fun beach to be at. Even the bathrooms are the same, well they could need a hand... other than that: a must for...More

1  Thank HelmutMatthias
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