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Waimea Bay

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Address: 61-031 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1304
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A popular surfing area located on the North Shore of Oahu.

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Our favorite beach on the island

We loved this beach the water is slightly cooler very clear and very deep. A ton of people cliff jump from the huge rock that ended up perfectly in the water. We didnt jump only... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
TruthTellerKari
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved this beach the water is slightly cooler very clear and very deep. A ton of people cliff jump from the huge rock that ended up perfectly in the water. We didnt jump only watched. Great beach parking sucks takes awhile to find a spot in the lot but eventually you will and its worth the wait!! Once we... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Don't miss out on stopping by this beach. It is one of the most famous and beautiful beaches in the world. Home of the Big Wave Championship every year.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Waimea Bay is a very special place. There are not too many like it in the world. To be able to enjoy a sunny day at the beach and watch some of the biggest waves in the world just a few hundred yards off shore is something everyone in the world needs to experience.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I wish we had spent more time at Waimea Bay but we didn't to it until later in the afternoon after roaming around some of the other beaches. It was my favorite even though it had more people on it that they other beaches further north. It was worth waiting in the parking lot for a spot. The parking is... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This beach is super fun! beautiful and the cliff jumping is decently safe and SO fun! Definitely go here! Only issue is the parking - there is a small lot and some spots along the highway but that's about it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came to Waimea, which on this day was no where near as big as Pipeline was, but we were really glad we came. The beach is much more expansive than Pipe, and there is actually a bathroom facility and lots of sand for our little one to run around in. It's a great place to sit down and watch... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Holy Cow....that water was BIG when we were there. Of course it was during a two day storm even with storm surges, but wow it was very cool. There was plenty of parking for us but it looks like it could get pretty full. I would not say this was a gradual beach and calm water but......it is beautiful and... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We fell in love with the North Shore. Waimea Bay has the largest waves on the Island and they truly are monsters. The view as you drive in is absolutely stunning. Great spot to watch the big wave riders. Not much of a swim spot but also some great history and wildlife here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great beach! We did a quick stop while on a day trip to North shore, and didn't get to spend much time here. Very fun friendly beach with beautiful waves. Will definatley make a point to stay longer next time. Small crown compared to Waikiki area.

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Sinton, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately we didn't get to stop and enjoy the sand & water, but the view from the moving van was incredible and I got a really good shot of the beach. Definitely on the "must do" list for a return visit.

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