Alligator Rock Beach

4 stars from 3 reviews
Address 61-286 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, HI 96712
Nice beach but could be so much better if it wasn't so rocky.

• Facilities: Showers • Sand Type: Regular
• Parking: Poor / Few

Full Description
Alligator Rock Beach is named for a set of large rocks in the water that, when viewed from certain angles at least, look like a huge alligator. Which I guess means it also looks like a huge crocodile so we're not sure how alligator won out.

This could be a pretty nice beach to hang out on because it offers clear, blue waters and is often empty (at least during the week) but the shoreline is pretty rocky in many spots so getting in and out isn't always easy. When things are calm, there can be some fun and easy snorkeling near the big rocks as fish like to hang out there.

There is a tiny little protected area between the actual alligator rock and the beach so you get a super shallow little area where small kids could play when the ocean is calm.

Note that there are no facilities here. Getting here is easy, see our map pinpoint for exact location. The parking area is fairly small and located right along the Kamehameha Highway at the southwest end of the beach. That has a short dirt trail to take you down to the beach, head to your right for the actual Alligator Rock that the beach is named after.

Joined: Mar 2016
Reviews: 426
Likes Received: 12
Alligator rock beach is beautiful! Gorgeous water and nice sand. Great beach to just relax and also beautiful surroundings to take pictures. I wouldn't swim there unless I was snorkelling and I love the alligator rock. Definitely a relaxing place check it out if you're in the area. Very beautiful and peaceful. I will be back.
Matt A
Joined: Feb 2013
Reviews: 803
Likes Received: 111
This is a decent enough beach in the summer when the ocean is calmer but probably not a swimmers beach at all. It's more of a relaxing place to hang out and usually quiet.
Joined: Jun 2015
Reviews: 5
Likes Received: 0
I love Alligator Beach because I can just relax and hang out here with a few friends and chances are good nobody else will be around. If they are they'll be far enough way to make it feel empty.
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