Waimanalo Bay Beach Park

4.5 stars from 10 reviews
Address 41-1062 Kalanianaole Hwy, Waimanalo, HI 96795
Nice, long beach with excellent blue waters and plenty of sand.

Features
• Facilities: Bathrooms • Facilities: Grassy Area
• Facilities: Lifeguard • Facilities: Picnic Tables
• Type: Kid Friendly • Type: Shady
• Sand Type: Powder • Parking: Good / Plenty
• Good For: Sunrises

Matt Anderson's Take
Waimanalo Bay Beach Park was discovered by the masses back in 2015 when the self-proclaimed Dr. Beach crowned it as the "Best Beach in America". While it's true that this beach is more crowded than it used to be, the good news is that it's a very large beach that can handle crowds without feeling crowded.


During the summer, Waimanalo Bay is relatively calm and perfect for families. However, during the winter months, the currents are much stronger. Always be mindful of the conditions and ask a lifeguard for updates on current conditions and the best places to swim.


Waimanalo Bay stands apart from other beaches in Hawaii because of it's amazing turquoise water. It looks like a postcard and few beaches in Hawaii have such a gorgeous shade of blue. It's one of those beaches you need to experience in person to truly appreciate, especially the powdery soft sand.


As if the blue waters weren't enough, the Kalalau mountains make a proud and majestic backdrop.


The beach itself is long and located south of Bellows Field Beach Park. The park is equipped with restrooms, ample parking, picnic benches and showers. Camping is allowed with a permit at the adjacent Waimanalo Bay State Recreation Area.
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Matt A
Joined: Feb 2013
Reviews: 803
Likes Received: 111
An excellent beach on Oahu, easily one of the best on the island. The blue waters are surreal, the sand is soft, and the views are amazing. What more do you need?
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chantel
Joined: Mar 2016
Reviews: 426
Likes Received: 12
Waimanalo Bay Beach Park is just beautiful, one of my favourite beaches! The views are just gorgeous and great to take a lot of pictures. Wasn't busy and will definitely be back to this beach. It's a must see if your after a awesome beach.
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Pete C
Joined: Feb 2017
Reviews: 2
Likes Received: 0
Looking for a less crowded beach? This is it. Hands down my favorite beach on Oahu. You'll won't find busloads of tourists here. What you will find is a clean beach with great facilities, friendly locals, soft sand, water so teal it hurts, and beautiful views along the coast. In my opinion the most beautiful beach in all of Hawaii, although admittedly it's tough to choose.
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Kim--4309
Joined: Jul 2016
Reviews: 146
Likes Received: 2
This beach is beautiful. And much less crowded than most of the other beaches on the island. It's more locals but tourists are still welcome. There's a ton of sand so you never have to worry about crowds. And the water is always perfect... Just like every other beach in paradise :-)
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carol
Joined: Jun 2016
Reviews: 7
Likes Received: 3
Nice beach to go to for a day to get away from Waikiki.
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lelie h
Joined: May 2016
Reviews: 6
Likes Received: 0
One of the best!
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Tom T
Joined: Sep 2013
Reviews: 579
Likes Received: 33
I love this beach. I love the color of the water. I love the vibe of the people that go here. I love the mountains that surround it. Did I mention I love this beach?
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David S
Joined: Mar 2016
Reviews: 1
Likes Received: 1
Love this place! My wife and I had our wedding here, beautiful beach!
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Heather M
Joined: Mar 2016
Reviews: 57
Likes Received: 8
This is one of my favorite beaches on Oahu. It's never usually super crowded, and I love the bright turquoise waters! During a visit there in 2013, a film crew was in the neighborhood filming scenes for Hawaii 5-0. I always recommend this beach to first timers to the island. Just make sure to pick up any trash you have after your visit! Mahalo!
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Rachel V
Joined: Apr 2015
Reviews: 9
Likes Received: 1
This is really nice, really long, and really quiet beach.
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