Chun's Reef Beach

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Address 61-507 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, HI 96712
Popular spot with surfers.

• Facilities: Lifeguard • Facilities: Showers • Type: Shady • Sand Type: Powder • Parking: Street only
• Good For: SUP • Surfing Level: Beginner • Surfing Level: Intermediate

Chun's Reef Beach is a good spot for beginner level surfing and stand up paddleboard (SUP) when the ocean is calmer. If the ocean is a bit on the angry side, then the surfing (etc) is best left to those who really know what they're doing.

You'll find a good amount of street parking on the mauka (mountain) side of the Kamehameha Highway (see our directions page) and from there just cross the street (carefully!) and you'll find a lovely beach waiting for you.

The sandy area is nice and the water is pretty clear and blue here but some of the shore areas are a bit rocky so the water is actually a bit better to play in if you head to your right (northeast) which is then Kawailoa Beach.

Since there is a lifeguard at Chun's Reef Beach, talk with them before getting in the water. They'll be able to update you on current conditions and which parts are safe and which aren't.