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“Great little state park beach”
Review of Waimanalo Beach

Waimanalo Beach
Ranked #4 of 17 things to do in Waimanalo
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Owner description: A large beach in Oahu.
Reviewed 16 June 2018

This beach has a long sandy stretch and is good for swimming close to shore as well as snorkeling a bit farther out if the waves are not rough. There are rocks so be cautious but not too bad. There are bathrooms as well as a playground and baseball diamond. Plenty of parking and shady spots with tables for picnics and kicking back. There is no entry fee, one of the nice things about Hawaii state parks

Thank Chris S
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

My least favorite of all the beaches In this area. Not to say it’s not nice but the scene on the way in is a little uncomfortable and the amount of homeless people walking around the area is sad. It wasn’t a place I felt gave off the same positive energy as say Lanikai Beach did. If you do go pull into the second entrance away from the tents and walk up the beach next to the facilities and life guard tower.

Thank ericwalsh1978
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

Beautiful pristine beach and water but be aware of your surroundings because some homeless do like to hang out at this beach. Lifeguard had to chase one off because he was harassing some ladies. Try to go with a large group so that everyone can keep an eye out for each other

Thank Trina-Atlanta
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

We stop there to have a little pic-nic on the beach and it was perfect. The beach is really nice and you can have a good swim in beautiful water.

There were very few people when we were there and there are services (bathrooms) so it is a plus.

If you are coming from the South I suggest you use the second parking lot (past the big building) because it is near the amenities and you are a little further from the homeless area.

4  Thank Marco
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

One of my favorite swimming beaches (much less coral compared to say Lanikai), Waimanalo is also huge and less popular, and has a great view of the Makapuu point. There seems to be presence of the sketchy element which raises the concern about car break-ins. But homeless people, very likely not allowed into Waikiki, have to go somewhere. Probably not a good idea to stay there after dark.

Thank kaioatey
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