Ma'ili Beach Park

4 stars from 5 reviews
Address 87-021 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, HI 96792
Huge, sandy beach in the Waianae area.

Features
• Facilities: Bathrooms • Facilities: Camping
• Facilities: Grassy Area • Facilities: Lifeguard
• Facilities: Playground Equipment • Facilities: Showers
• Type: Shady • Sand Type: Regular
• Parking: Good / Plenty • Good For: Bodysurfing
• Good For: Sunsets

Matt Anderson's Take
Ma'ili Beach Park is a huge beach, well over a mile long. It has tons of grassy area, tons of sandy beach area, tons of parking area, and plenty of facilities. All the makings of a great beach.


This is a great place to have a picnic or party or go camping (a permit is required) or just hit the beach. It won't be very crowded during the week, and you wouldn't notice if it was because it's so large.


Weekends are a different story as this place can get packed with locals setting up party tents and BBQs as if they were moving in for a few weeks. It seems as though every bounce house on the island ends up here for weekend kids parties. Locals know how to have a good time!


This beach has a lifeguard, showers, and bathrooms and there have been a lot of improvements at Ma'ili Beach Park recently. They even have a playground area and some fitness equipment.


Overall, Ma'ili Beach Park is a great beach park but the beach and water just aren't as spectacular as they could be. If you look closely and a bit north on Google Maps or Google Earth you will find a sewage treatment plant and you can also see a very obviously manmade straight line heading from the treatment plant to the open ocean. As that line heads out it appears to take a 45 degree bend south towards Ma'ili Beach where you can't see it end (in deep water).


Assuming this is where they discharge the treated water then that might make Maili Beach less than desirable as well. Of course, any water sent into the ocean would be treated first (not raw sewage) but accidents happen everywhere so it's something to keep in mind.
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Jessica N
Joined: Apr 2017
Reviews: 1
Likes Received: 0
Location is nice for kids to swim. But if you're thinking about booking a beachfront house near there, it could be rocky.
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Matt A
Joined: Feb 2013
Reviews: 803
Likes Received: 111
The park portion of this beach park is quite nice, especially with recent updates. It's a really nice place but it's the beach itself that brings this place down. There is nothing wrong with hitting the ocean here, it's just not all that great and the west side of Oahu has plenty of great beaches I'd rather play at.
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thomas c
Joined: Mar 2016
Reviews: 9
Likes Received: 0
Great beach and facilities, plenty of parking and very few people.
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Tom T
Joined: Sep 2013
Reviews: 579
Likes Received: 33
Ma'ili Beach Park is really close to the main road. You can hear a lot of the street noise, which is a bummer. This is a local beach area - if you live here, this is the convenient beach to hit up. As a tourist - it's worth a peek as you drive to Yokohama's, but that's about it.
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TheDukeOfBeach
Joined: Aug 2013
Reviews: 12
Likes Received: 4
This is a pretty decent beach and is really long with plenty of sandy and grassy areas. Great for a BBQ!
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