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“Surfing Competition”
Review of Makaha Beach Park

Makaha Beach Park
Ranked #7 of 27 things to do in Waianae
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A popular beach for surfing.
Reviewed 5 January 2012

We parked it on the beach and watched the youth surfing competition. It was a fabulous beach with local food vendors on site!

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"great beach"
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"boogie boarding"
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"lifeguard on duty"
in 5 reviews
"soft sand"
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"west side"
in 12 reviews
"watch surfers"
in 3 reviews
"tourist traffic"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful sand"
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"bigger waves"
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"surfing competition"
in 2 reviews
"the nicest beach"
in 2 reviews
"lots of sea turtles"
in 2 reviews
"body boarding"
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"homeless population"
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"high surf"
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"well worth the trip"
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"fish"
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Reviewed 24 October 2011

too close to the tent city just north of the beach, we would not have stopped at this beach if we had driven a little further before.

4  Thank Rhonda K
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Reviewed 24 August 2010

Happened to find this beautiful, peaceful beach while driving around the island. What a find!!!!!! It was uncrowded but most of all it was absolutely gorgeous. The water was clear and being that it was not filled with hundreds of people, we could actually lie on it and enjoy it's beauty. We felt like we were on a deserted island. If you should be lucky enough to find this place, don't forget to bring sunscreen and water. You will be tempted to stay the whole day and you will be glad you did. I would definitely recommend this beach. It doesn't get better than this!

8  Thank traverler76
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Reviewed 26 April 2008

I love the people of Hawai'i, more so the small community of Wai'anae where you'll find Makaha Beach Park. The area is considered to have one of the highest concentration of native Hawaiians in the world, it is also a bedroom community, with most battling traffic in the morning and evening to and from work in Honolulu five days a week. Suffice to say when it comes to play, they play hard. You'll get a knucklehead every now and then that makes the place look bad, so travel safe and keep all valuables out of your car.

If you want to experience a legendary surf spot and beautiful beach, you'll be at the beginning of the road. Snorkeling should best be saved for Makua or Keawaula Bay (Yokohama Bay) 10 minutes away.

12  Thank Westside_Haoli
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Reviewed 21 March 2007

If you have a car, you have to get up to Makaha Beach.. beautiful beach, incredible snorkeling.. but, be prepared to see the difficult part of paradise on the way.

Hawaii, like much of the U.S., struggles with homelessness, and much of the homeless have been pushed from Waikiki up northwest.. and on the way to Makaha, you will see hundreds of tents on beaches where displaced people are making their way.. not soo much the paradise you see on postcards.. however, get yourself to Makaha beach.. great surf if you're into that, and the snorkeling was wonderful. We were there in January and the waves are strong and break big and hard, so you have to be careful.. but, move towards a red bouy, swim out (it's a bit of a trek) and you will not be disappointed.. I counted sea turtles, beautiful coral.. much superior to the Hanauma experience..

BIG CAVEAT! Do not bring valuables.. the economy is difficult for many, particularly in this area, and this translates into a high chance of theft.. we travelled up, left our top down, nothing in the jeep.. keep a credit card, debit card, and driver's licence in my board shorts pocket.. leaving towel, sunscreen, cheep sunglasses, t-shirt and hat on the beach.. and had a great time!

39  Thank Roblaw
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