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Stretching more than 1,000 yards of sandy shoreline, this spot is considered the premier bodysurfing beach in Hawaii.
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41-095 Kalanianaole Hwy, Waimanalo, Oahu, HI 96795-1808
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t know if it’s actually that hidden but it was a fairly quiet beach when we went. Water can be a little rough at times but we were there during the summer so it was nice to swim at a beach with some waves...More

Thank Jillian N
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

This beach was recommended by Pilialoha Photography as a great place to take pics and Kelsi was right. Beautiful scenery and beach. Waves were pretty strong so don’t think it would be too great to swim unless a SOLID swimmer. One guy was trying to...More

Thank TKSSHAMMIE
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Perfect place to body surf Just make sure you know how to swim Not for children under 13 Waves can be large Go down to Last marker Have spotters on shore watching always better to bthan safe then sorry Showers available after beach You can...More

1  Thank USUKCanada
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

We didn’t swim here because of the warning signs about strong currents but just watched the surfers making acrobatic curves. Really nice to watch them and enjoying themselves.

Thank ReisDNA
Reviewed 19 June 2018 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
Reviewed 30 May 2018

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
Reviewed 29 April 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

1  Thank kanaia808
Reviewed 9 April 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

3  Thank converge77
Reviewed 8 April 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
Reviewed 2 April 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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steeltowngirl63
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