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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. Plan to visit Waimea Bay during your Haleiwa vacation using our convenient Haleiwa itinerary planner.
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  • Waimea Bay Beach Park is a fantastic North Shore Beach. We visited twice during our most recent visit to Hawaii and on one of the visits there was a swim race in the North Shore Race Series taking... 
    Waimea Bay Beach Park is a fantastic North Shore Beach. We visited twice during our most recent visit to Hawaii and on one of the visits there was a swim race in the North Shore Race Series taking...  more »
  • We had to park pretty far away, as the parking lot was full. The beach was also quite full. Calm surf. Not great for snorkeling, unfortunately, despite what we were told by a local. Bathrooms and... 
    We had to park pretty far away, as the parking lot was full. The beach was also quite full. Calm surf. Not great for snorkeling, unfortunately, despite what we were told by a local. Bathrooms and...  more »
  • Really amazing and breath taking! You have to travel to this beach! This should be on any beach lover's list. 
    Really amazing and breath taking! You have to travel to this beach! This should be on any beach lover's list.  more »
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  • Also known as Electric Beach. E Beach is great for snorkeling. You have to find the small beach to the right of the pavilion then swim for about 150 yards. Hot water from a factory makes this place a huge attraction for fish and turtles. We also saw a pod of dolphins up close and personal. Amazing, but the dolphins are not the norm. The warm water stream can shoot you our to a strong current so after coming to the surface swim to the side. It's easier that way. Be safe and have fun.
  • I read the reviews about what a fabulous beach this was with fine, soft sand and clear water. And oh, how I was looking forward to a swim! But the first thing I see are signs saying: No Swimming! I talked to the lifeguard who said, "Good luck getting in and out." Apparently, not only are the waves HUGE half the year, but the rest of the time the undertow is tremendous. Also, there is a significant reef which makes getting in and out tricky. On the BRIGHT side, there is very little parking and it's FREE! That was great and a nice surprise! it means there will never be a crowd at this beach!!!
  • One of the stunning beaches in Hawaii. Better go there early morning or later after 4:00pm during summer time as the limited parking space often gets full. There's a fresh water pond on the other side of the beach (its main water source comes from the valley of the mountains) with a cool relaxing breeze.
  • One of the most iconic places on Oahu! Absolutely perfect for a beach getaway, the only problem is the amount of people that come here on a daily basis. More often than not they will litter which is one negative sadly. We love going out with some snorkels and visiting some of the many islands found right outside the beach.
  • Beautiful beach with soft sand. Plenty of space to spread out. Huge, rolling waves in November. Not recommended for anything but strong swimmers, depending on the swell. Beautiful for sunset. Great outdoor showers to rinse off, dedicated changing area in the bathroom building.

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