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Sunset Beach Park, Haleiwa
(4.8/5 based on 550+ 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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  • At this time of year the only thing to do at sunset beach is watch the beautiful scenery or watch a surf competition. We were fortunate to be able to catch one. The waves were huge so it added some ex...  more »
  • It is located in the northeast of the island and is another of its famous beaches. It is very frequented by surfers. It is said that it is one of the most beautiful to photograph sunrises and sunsets.
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  • It's funny...if you go early and sit on the beach before sunset you will literally see dozens of people, of all ages, locals and tourists alike, coming out to watch the sun as it falls off the horizon...  more »