Makaleha Beach Park

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Address 68-1009 Farrington Hwy, Waialua, HI 96791
Secluded beach. Hard to find until you know where it is at. Occasionally the nude group is here.

• Type: Shady • Sand Type: Regular • Parking: Street only

Makaleha Beach Park is one of those secluded beaches that's difficult to find until you know the secret. Fortunately for you, we're going to spill the beans! The beach can be found in the north shore town of Waialua on O'ahu and is also sometimes called Polo Beach because of the nearby Polo Club, see Hawaii Polo Trail Rides for more on that.

When heading west down the Farrington Highway (see our map / directions page) and getting near the beach access point you will see a white fence with horizontal slats on the ocean side of the road. Just follow that fence to where it ends and you will see a small area you can park right on the ocean side of the road along with a blue beach access sign and Emergency Response Location 256A sign.

Park there and then follow the narrow trail all the way to the beach. Stay on the trail as the properties on either side are privately owned. You'll probably see several horses on each side along the way.

The beach area is quite large and you likely won't see anyone here during the week, and not many even on a weekend. The sandy parts have a lot of debris on them (rocks, sticks, and some trash) but aren't horrible. There are a lot of trees right along the beach which give a lot of shade and add to the secluded feeling back here.

That seclusion also means you may, but likely won't, stumble onto a nudist or two. It's not a nude beach but some people still seem to go that route here at times. If you're flocking here because of the nudity, let us assure you that nude beaches are highly overrated. It's more old, leather skin that hot bodies at most nude beaches. You've been warned.

The water is pretty nice here with lots of nice blue and fairly clear waters. The wave action can be fairly gentle here as long as the ocean isn't angry but expect bigger (and unsafe) waves during winter times. There are a lot of rocky areas by the shoreline but also several areas that are mostly sand where you can easily enter the water.

There are no facilities here and it's a bit of a walk to get from the parking area to the beach but it's a nice beach with great views and nicely secluded.