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Its one of the few beaches that a lot of the crowds wont be at. It peaceful, serene & family friendly. white sand for miles, picturesque. Go early in the morning & watch the morning sun come up it outstanding. Blue water all day.
Driving around the Oahu coastline seems to consist of one superb beach after another. This large beach with its clean sand and water and only around 20 people on it was lovely. And like many beaches we've stopped at in the last fortnight there were...More
Nice place to take the kids and let them enjoy the water. There were a lot of families there and they were having fun. We laid there for some time. Just enjoying the sun, water and sand.
This is a very nice beach for all!
This is a very pretty and large beach area on the east coast of Oahu. You can also watch the military planes, etc. while you enjoy either sitting at the beach, watching the kite surfers or swimming. The beach is also great for walking!!
This is my favorite beach for swimming, meditation, and just walking along the beautiful beach... besides Kailua and Lanikai, this is where you want to be... in fact, if you want to avoid the tourists, be closer to the cliffs, and have a much much...More
Ummm NO!!! We stopped here to let my daughter play in the sand. Our first clue to not stop should have been all the tents that were lining the side of the road. We drove a little further from that area and parked in the...More
The color of the beach is such a pretty shade of turquoise. It was windy while we were there... and we wished it wasn’t so cold and windy in March. I was surprised to see a lot of plastic trash in the sands... but the...More
Really nice beach with planty of space and turquoise water . We stayed in a vacation rental for 11 days just on the beach and it was perfect. The waves can be a little bit rough for smaller kids some days but are ok for...More
Pretty beach with nice backdrop of mountains and island in the distance. Water was a bit rough when we were there, but we were told that the week before it was very calm and you could stand-up paddle board on it. When we were there,...More
We stayed in a home on Waimanalo Beach down from the camping area in March 2017. There were some homeless people staying more along the beachline in makeshift tents but they were harmless and very nice. They mostly kept to... More
We stayed in a home on Waimanalo Beach down from the camping area in March 2017. There were some homeless people staying more along the beachline in makeshift tents but they were harmless and very nice. They mostly kept to themselves. Most were not locals - we met a couple from the US actually that purposely went to Hawaii homeless. There are homeless all over the Island just like in the US. They mostly stayed in their shelters until evening and we saw them fishing and at times going through trash for recyclables. They were always very polite and friendly. We stayed 8 days and never felt like we were in any danger. We walked around at night to the few restaurants and went to the beach to watch the moonrise. I used the public restrooms once and found them usable - not extremely clean but not disgusting either. Waimanalo is a gorgeous beach - very private and we've even seen it in commercials after we returned home. It is used mainly by locals who are all very friendly and welcoming. If you walk down the beach towards the south, you will come to a huge reef filled with colorful fish and sea turtles that you can snorkle with. I would go back tomorrow if I could :)
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I visits in November 2016 and some individuals were living in makeshift housing towards the Makapu'u side of the beach area. We walked down the beach towards the Bellows Beach side and felt safe. The presence of a manned... More
I visits in November 2016 and some individuals were living in makeshift housing towards the Makapu'u side of the beach area. We walked down the beach towards the Bellows Beach side and felt safe. The presence of a manned Life Guard station was reassuring.