Bellows Field Beach Park

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Address Tinker Rd, Waimanalo, HI 96795
Huge beach, perfectly blue waters. Only open on weekends. Popular with campers.

• Facilities: Bathrooms • Facilities: BBQ Grills • Facilities: Camping • Facilities: Concession Stand • Facilities: Grassy Area
• Facilities: Lifeguard • Facilities: Picnic Tables • Facilities: Showers • Type: Murky Water • Type: Shady
• Sand Type: Powder • Parking: Good / Plenty • Good For: Bodysurfing • Good For: Boogie Boarding • Good For: Fishing
• Good For: Sunrises • Good For: Swimming

Bellows Beach is only open to the public from noon on Fridays to Midnight on Sundays. Otherwise a Military ID is required to get in. That's right, you can thank the military for these annoying restrictions on such a beautiful beach.

When it is open to the public, you'll drive down Tinker Road towards the ocean, it will curve to parallel the ocean, and just keep driving until you reach a large field on the left side where you can park. This lot will be located just before a guard shack that you cannot pass (at any time) without Military ID.

Bellows is a really nice beach with some really beautiful blue waters. A kind of blue that screams tropical paradise so photographers will love shooting here. If the ocean is calm it's a great beach to swim and play in but if the ocean is rumbling a bit there can be some surf that may not be the best for kids. The sand here is very fine so the water tends to get a little murky from the nearshore sand churn.

You can also camp on this beach and it tends to be packed with weekend campers. The camping is located in the forested areas along the beach which make it nice and shady. Just don't expect much in the way of privacy if you camp here because you'll have lots of neighbors. This is also a popular spot for fishing so bring a pole, setup shop, and enjoy a relaxing day by the ocean.

For war and history buffs, this is the beach you may have seen in the Pearl Harbor & USS Arizona Memorial movie (the one you see before visiting the USS Arizona Memorial). This is the beach where the commander of a two-man Japanese midget submarine grounded out on the reef. Japanese ensign Kazuo Sakamaki was captured here and gets the distinction of being the first prisoner of war taken by the United States in World War II.