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Waimea Bay, Haleiwa
(4.6/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We rented a car and went around the island. This bay is very scenic and we enjoyed the view. It is worth a visit. 
  • We hired a car from Waikiki and drove to the North Shore. Great to see more of Oahu than the tourist areas. Waimea Bay is worth the visit, so beautiful (and this is coming from someone who has lived a...  more »
  • Waimea Bay has everything that anyone expects. Many natural beauties, clear water and blue, heavy security and waves that provide fun for the whole family.
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