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960 Bayview St #85, Waianae, Oahu, HI 96792
+1 808-780-9772
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

husband is retired military so we were able to spent 3 nights in a 3 bedroom 2 bath cottage. the beach was ver nice. we plan to return. just outside the military property did seem sketchy. there is a twilight zone moment when you head...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PatCincinnati
Reviewed 26 October 2018

This is a wonderful, safe swimming beach where you can also snorkel, stand up paddleboard, kayak and fish. It's a nice easy walk out to the point for ocean views and tidepooling. The homeless who camp nearby have never bothered us. We love this tranquil...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BobandDenise1979
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Had the best time swimming in the cove to the right of the rock jetty, where we saw schools of stripped mullet jumping 4-feet out of the water and enjoyed the antics of young locals jumping from the rocks into the water and people learning...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank ChristineToo
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Avoid the stinking bathroom full of junkies at all costs. Also the filthy outdoor shower. Walk down the beach to the military beach 200yd. Or stay in front of the lifeguard stands. Locals get violent if you sit or swim in front of the canoes....More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank George C
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Many of the beaches on the Leeward Coast of Oahu are somewhat less than kid friendly because of undertow and high surf. Pokai Bay is located across from the Waianae Boat Harbor and there is a water break over a good stretch of the beach...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank DeaconBrodie276
Reviewed 20 June 2018

The west shore offer some really nice beaches that are less frequented but might not have restrooms or showers. This beach is pretty with white sand but there are rocks so step carefully. The surf was nice the day we went but could be bad...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Chris S
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Get a take out lunch and bring your lawn chairs and spend the day. Lots of people doing SUP, kids playing in the surf. Excellent local spot.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank tsvarverud
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Very calm water. Highly recommended for paddle boards, families with small children, non-swimmers, snorklers.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank 374vkaufmann
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Mellow bay with decent snorkeling when it's not too murky. Family friendly and relaxing. There is also a bathroom and shower.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank ayakua
Reviewed 24 December 2017

A lovely, local beach that is protected from large waves. Great place to bring small children. Also take a stand up paddle board lesson with George, a wonderful local man.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Cynthia S
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Response from DeaconBrodie276 | Reviewed this property |
No. Every weekend all of the leeward coast beaches are well populated by local families enjoying bbq’s etc. and there would be a riot if someone said that a permit was required. Respect the locals and they will respect you... More