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Sunset Beach Park, Haleiwa
(4.8/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
Suit up, grab your board (or flippers), and hit the waves at Sunset Beach Park, one of the island's most legendary surfing spots. Nestled along Oahu's wild northern shore, the beach boasts long stretches of soft sand, swaying palm trees, and wide-open ocean views. Depending on the season, surfers flock to the area to catch some of its towering waves or participate in the famous Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. You can certainly join in, if you have the proper skills and knowledge. Otherwise, indulge in some of the region's most popular snorkeling and swimming zones, or just kick back and relax on the sand. Keep in mind while in the water that the beach has very strong riptides, so always follow basic safety precautions. For Sunset Beach Park and beyond, use our Haleiwa travel itinerary maker to get the most from your Haleiwa vacation.
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  • We stayed nearby for a week in the hope that a good swell would turn up and were fortunate enough to see rounds of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing on two of the days, including swells of 12 to 18 foo...  more »
  • Parking a little tough with competition going on. But found a spot. Really cool to watch surfers, the waves are crazy! Nice beach, cloudy that day so didnt get a great sunset., but would def recommend...  more »
  • We were there for the Surfing Championship. The beach is nice and clean. In places there are big waves, of course. Good possibility for parking. This day, there are buses with snacks. Which in normal times is not the case. To stop either at Pupukea or there's a foodland or at the side of the road or there are snacks to shrimp or other.
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