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Sunset Beach Park, Haleiwa

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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. To visit Sunset Beach Park and other attractions in Haleiwa, use our Haleiwa road trip site .
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  • Sunset Beach is one of our top five beaches on the island of Oahu. Vans World Cup surfing was going on when we visited Sunset in late November (2018). Seeing a big waves surfing contest is a memorable...  more »
  • fantastic view! It was great to watch the world surfing competition but a real bummer to get a parking ticket even though I was parked among the many other cars that didn’t get a ticket -seemed like t...  more »
  • Had come in part to see the WSL qualifiers in the Vans event only to find it had been postponed because the winter wave action was deemed too dangerous. This made for good sea viewing even though it w...  more »
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