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Waimea Bay, Haleiwa

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Featuring large waves and surfing competitions, Waimea Bay hugs a powdery beach bordered by tropical greenery. Depending on the weather, the ocean can be completely calm, or you can encounter 15 m (50 ft) waves. Visit the beach to lounge in the sun or have a picnic, or walk through the nearby gardens and look at the waterfalls. When the water is calm, you can also swim and snorkel. Beware of the local tradition of rock-jumping--although many visitors do it, the local authorities strictly advise against it. Parking space at the site is very limited. Put Waimea Bay on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Haleiwa vacation builder.
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  • Dont get me wrong this is a beautiful beach to visit...but be very careful if you dare to go in the water. If there are big waves I would stay out! My friend and I almost drowned here. We got stuck in...  more »
  • This big beach is the perfect hangout beach if you don't mind a crowd. Plenty of beach to lay out your towels and enjoy the sun. It's also perfect for swimming and to the left there is a popular rock ...  more »
  • Didn't actually go on the bay, but saw it from the top and this place just looks amazing! The water is clear and the surrounding is beautiful just to go walk around. Was there at 7am and a lot of peop...  more »