Waimea Bay

Waimea Bay, Haleiwa: Address, Waimea Bay Reviews: 4.5/5

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A popular surfing area located on the North Shore of Oahu.
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josmanmay
California372 contributions
Awesome waves…
Jun 2021 • Family
First time on Waimea Beach with my family. If you are looking for big waves compare to Waikiki then this beach is perfect for bodyboarding or wave riding & surfing. The waves here can get really big in seconds. I was riding waves and I had a blast and this is without bodyboard. I jumped from the cliff and its an adrenaline rush. Highly recommend it if like big waves🤙🏽🤙🏽🤙🏽
Written 28 July 2021
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GRMom
Miami35 contributions
Awesome rock jumping!
Jul 2021
The water was clear and beautiful and our kids absolutely loved to jump from the rock at Waimea Bay.
Written 27 July 2021
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Russell3939
Castle Rock, CO529 contributions
Fun cliff diving and snorkeling
Jul 2021 • Family
We really enjoyed our time here. We did plenty of cliff diving. You can jump from both sides of the cliff and there was plenty of smaller jumps for the kids. The rock in the middle of the bay was great for snorkeling. We ended up watching a turtle feed for about 10 minutes. There was plenty of colorful fish to see as well. The beach was pretty and the water was warm. A must see in Oahu
Written 17 July 2021
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Angie O
South San Francisco, CA32 contributions
Fun
Jul 2021
Spacious beach with bathroom and picnic area. Nearby multi-level rock for "cliff jumping". Light snorkeling depending on water clarity and traffic. Not many shaded areas to hide from the sun (or rain). Limited parking in the lot, even more limited along the main highway.
Written 7 July 2021
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Tashinah B
Honolulu, HI3 contributions
Beauty is Dangerous
Jul 2021 • Couples
This is a Beautiful beach to go to. BUT be very careful if you dare to go in the water. Me and my love got into the water early in the morning at 6 A.M. the water was cooler, and more clear for snorkeling! It was a beautiful breezy day! Filled with memories, fish and tons of people splashing and enjoying the waves. Me and my love are the type of people to be casual swimmers… when the current got too rough, we’d just avoid it and stay close enough to the shore if we felt uncomfortable. We had our fill of 6 luxurious hours of swimming, running out of the water only to see all the beach goers staring in one direction. We looked and saw a man being pulled out of the water. He had CPR done on him for at least 12 minutes, the EMT’s came and I still don’t know if the gentleman made it. (This was 2 days ago) it was a harsh reality. Know what water you’re getting into, read the weather, read the surf reports too see if it’s dangerous to swim. Also, lifeguards and EMTs were rushing ALL THE TIME. I’m assuming to help rescue people from the ocean etc. so! Do your due diligence. Use your head and know that drownings happen all the time. Don’t become a number on the drowning death toll. Pay attention to all signs! And if you feel uncomfortable, better safe than sorry. Hope this helps.
Written 4 July 2021
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Brad
Albuquerque, NM189 contributions
Great Cliffs, Great Waves, Terrible Parking
May 2021
First timers.

We loved this beach. Fun wave (a little rough) for the kids, but was perfect. Parking is a nightmare.

We also loved the ability to jump off the cliff into the ocean. Would absolutely go again.
Written 11 June 2021
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MG444
Bucharest, Romania18 contributions
Definitely One Of The Nicest
May 2021 • Friends
I would say this beach was quite nice in general, very fun to snorkel in the summer!! Sometimes it can get too crowded but it is never too much, unlike Waikiki. Amazing waters, not too cold, a greatly recommended beach by everyone!!
Written 31 May 2021
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AlohaHB
Orange County, CA36 contributions
Fun but crowded
May 2021
Parking is hard to come by. Lots of people. Go early, pack a lunch and plan on staying the whole day. Snorkeling is fun in the summer! If you see a turtle, don't touch them and give them some space, they're protected. Jumping off the rock is a must do for my kiddos.
Written 28 May 2021
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Wilma B
Nampa65 contributions
Another great North Side Beach.
Apr 2021
Wow, yet another great beach on the north side. Bathrooms and outside showers a perk. Parking fills up fast, come early! I would spend the day, bring food and snacks. Water was quite smooth the day we were here. A must try if you are beaching.
Written 21 April 2021
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Hunter1107
Tiverton, RI120 contributions
Beautiful Area!
Feb 2021
Great spot, just a short drive away from the North Shore. Highly recommend that you also visit the botanical garden area of the park, and there is a waterfall that you can hike to. Cost is $20 per person (adult) but you will see more foliage and rare plants no where else on the island.
Written 17 February 2021
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