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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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  • Waimea beach is the kind you can call perfectly-clear water, white sand and beautiful scenery. To complete the other side of the highway there is a huge park, Kamehameha Waimea Falls, where you can make meals at prices well comrades.
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  • Wave surged high in the front, I was surprised, but the race was from that son and wave. Unlike Waikiki wave momentum, it was so much fun. Wet at Sandals we went asleep. Even adults cannot escape because the momentum is good. It was so much fun Beach
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  • Great sandy beach with facilities. Surf was pounding and breaking right at shore so not great for little kids. Each time we've been, it's busy and tough to find parking. Worth the little walk if you e...  more »