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Makapu'u Beach, Waimanalo

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  • This is a beautiful beach especially for those who surfs, body and boogie boards. The view of the Makapuu POint is spectacular and picturesque. Good place to take photos as well and the washroom is cl...  more »
  • Basically nothing has changed in the past 35 years! Still one of the best beaches for bodysurfing never crowded, just a fun beach to be at. Even the bathrooms are the same, well they could need a hand...  more »
  • This beach is beautiful and has amazing views. My beware comment relates to the current and waves. The waves are really strong even very close to the shore. I am 40 and it took me for a ride. It was a...  more »
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  • The beach itself has a nice break near the shore for boogie boarders. My main complaint is NO LIFE GUARDS despite having a lifeguard tower. Also the parking lot (and has a bathroom building) seems to have a run down type of feel. The property could really use some TLC(tender love and care). There are some gorgeous oceanside surroundings though.
  • Awesome little beach for body surfing and boogie boarding. Just know the waves can be massive with a substantial under current. Not the place for small kids to get in the water. But there is a nice long stretch of sand for them.
  • Spectacular beach, not for the amateur swimmer. There’s a riptide strong enough to drown an experienced swimmer, the waves even at their smallest are strong enough to cause serious injuries. This is probably the most dangerous beach in Oahu, if you get caught in the shallow break, you’re gonna get pounded by waves like you never have before, if you’re tempted to go in with a body board, don’t unless you’re an experienced body boarder.
  • Great beach! Beautiful view! Good place for families, relaxing, and soaking up the sun.
  • This is a bodyboarder's dream. Easy access off the narrow highway, but parking is always crowded. A little bit of a tricky walk to the beach, which is very large. Watch your toddlers...this shorebreak surf can be pounding and a rip current can be quite strong.

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