Makaha Beach Park

4.5 stars from 6 reviews
Address 84-284 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, HI 96792
Fun place to watch pros surf. Fun place to play when the waves aren't too big.

• Facilities: Bathrooms • Facilities: Lifeguard
• Facilities: Showers • Type: Shady
• Parking: Good / Plenty • Good For: Bodysurfing
• Good For: Sunsets • Good For: Swimming
• Surfing Level: Advanced • Surfing Level: Beginner
• Surfing Level: Intermediate

Full Description
Makaha Beach Park is located along the Waianae coast on the west side of O'ahu. While it's not secrete to locals in the area, it's a beach that few tourists seem to know about.

Makaha Beach Park is a great place to come and watch some professional level surfing when the waves are big. That's also the time to stay out of the waters here. Just sit back and enjoy the show!

When the waves are more on the calm side, then this is a fun place to hop in the water and swim.

There can be some strong currents here so the best place for smaller people is often towards the northwest part of the beach, right in front of the lifeguard tower where the water is a bit more protected. Check with the lifeguard to see how safe the conditions are before going in, they're always happy to help.

This is a good size beach so there is plenty of sand to play in and it has some shady areas up by the tree line as well.

There is usually plenty of parking right by the sand or across the street in the parking lot (which is where you will also find bathrooms and showers). But if the waves are big then parking might be difficult to impossible because this place will really bring in the crowds.

Overall, this is one of the better Waianae coast beaches so be sure to check it out.

Matt A
Joined: Feb 2013
Reviews: 803
Likes Received: 111
A great beach overall. Awesome place to watch the pros do their thing or to hang out at when the ocean is calm.
Joined: Mar 2016
Reviews: 426
Likes Received: 12
Love this beach. My friend's mum lives not far so we come here a lot. Beautiful water and it's nice to watch the surfers and boogie boarders out there. We take some lunch down and relax and swim.
Be sure you check it out if you come to Waianae. It well worth it a beautiful beach day and also some stunning sunsets. Lots of photo opportunities.
Mark A
Joined: Mar 2014
Reviews: 15
Likes Received: 3
Great place to observe surf culture. The wave is up close, so you can watch accomplished local surfers put on an impressive display with casual style. Parking lot can be very festive (music, beers, substances legal in Colorado), so if that is not your speed, the beach is big enough to migrate to a "safer haven".
Joined: Jul 2013
Reviews: 2
Likes Received: 2
A very beautiful beach and the best place on this side of this side of the island to watch some surfing.
Joined: Aug 2013
Reviews: 21
Likes Received: 2
One of the best on this side of the island for sure and great for boogie boarding.
Joined: Jul 2013
Reviews: 6
Likes Received: 3
One of the best in this area for body surfing.
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