Waimanalo Beach
Waimanalo Beach
4.5
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Located on the windward side of Oahu, this gorgeous and secluded beach has the majestic Koolau Mountains as a backdrop. It's great for sunbathing under the ironwood trees on the soft white sand and swimming in its clear waters—the waters are calmer in the morning and kick up in the afternoon when it’s breezier. The beach is a quiet refuge on weekdays but is a popular spot for locals on the weekend who gather for all-day barbecues and beach fun. You'll also see anglers chartering boats to fish at sea. Check out this beach on a tour or helicopter ride over Oahu, which often passes by Waimanalo Beach. – Tripadvisor
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  • Travelmom74
    35 contributions
    Paradise and Solitude
    I would give this beach 100 stars if I could. Hands down my favorite beach on Oahu. Perfect for sunbathing and swimming, with just enough surf to catch some mild boogie boarding waves. Practically deserted every time we go. If you are looking to escape the chaos of Waikiki and find some much needed solitude, then this beach is for you.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 23 January 2023
  • May_EXL
    Winnipeg, Canada560 contributions
    Beautiful Beach
    Free entry. Open daily from 7-6 p.m. No shortage of parking here. Bathroom facilities. Lots of trees for shade. Lifeguard tower although we didn’t see one on the day we visited. Fine sandy beach & turquoise water. Be aware on the south end of the beach/parking lot there are many tents setup there.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 February 2023
  • Nikko Gandia
    Monterey, California480 contributions
    Sunrise at Waimanalo Beach
    I visited here and hiked many trails on 09/11 during my first visit to Hawai'i & posted a vlog! Search "Nikko Gandia Travels" on YT. Beautiful views, watched the sunrise here.
    Visited September 2022
    Written 18 March 2023
  • Travelwife
    Tennessee63 contributions
    Beautiful beach, but beware of Man-of-War Jellyfish
    Beautiful beach, not too crowded, but beware of jellyfish! Our sons had a great time boogie boarding in the waves while I rested on the beach. However, while we were there, someone pulled a baby Man-of-War jellyfish with about 2 ft long tentacles out of the water. So glad my sons did not get stung.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 6 July 2023
  • amy
    San Ramon, California1 contribution
    Beautiful but...
    It's absolutely beautiful with fine sand and not crowded... The negatives are that there were quite a few homeless folks, the restrooms are gross, like bloody pads stuck to walls, poop on the floor, etc. It was really windy both days and there were manawars everywhere. We actually went 2x because the waves were bigger and that's what we were after for body surfing.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 October 2023
  • dvorac4
    722 contributions
    Amazing eye candy beach
    Absolutely one of the most beautiful beaches anywhere in the world; comparable to Pampelonne Beach in St. Tropez but even prettier with softer, whiter sand and no crowded beach clubs. Faces east so shady in the afternoon with nice breezes. Park on north lot away from homeless shelters. Simply beautiful. Risk - people let their dogs off leash here so beware of that risk.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 November 2023
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dvorac4
USA722 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Absolutely one of the most beautiful beaches anywhere in the world; comparable to Pampelonne Beach in St. Tropez but even prettier with softer, whiter sand and no crowded beach clubs. Faces east so shady in the afternoon with nice breezes. Park on north lot away from homeless shelters. Simply beautiful. Risk - people let their dogs off leash here so beware of that risk.
Written 20 November 2023
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J & A
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Business
This is a locals beach and you will need to worry about theft and being harassed by them. All our guises strongly recommend not going here for our safety.
Written 20 October 2023
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amy
San Ramon, CA1 contribution
Sep 2023 • Family
It's absolutely beautiful with fine sand and not crowded... The negatives are that there were quite a few homeless folks, the restrooms are gross, like bloody pads stuck to walls, poop on the floor, etc. It was really windy both days and there were manawars everywhere. We actually went 2x because the waves were bigger and that's what we were after for body surfing.
Written 10 October 2023
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Travelwife
Tennessee63 contributions
Jun 2023
Beautiful beach, not too crowded, but beware of jellyfish! Our sons had a great time boogie boarding in the waves while I rested on the beach.

However, while we were there, someone pulled a baby Man-of-War jellyfish with about 2 ft long tentacles out of the water. So glad my sons did not get stung.
Written 7 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ETMTFam
Honolulu, HI10 contributions
Mar 2023 • Family
Love this beautiful beach. Not crowded in early or late afternoon. Clean beach in local area with great food around.
Written 17 June 2023
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Vince L
Orange County, CA42 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
We were so blessed that when we went, there's no one there! No crowds, more fun. But BEWARE: There's a jellyfish sighting!!! Nice beach to hangout, i'm not sure about swimming in it. But the whole place is stunning.
Written 7 May 2023
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vinhc
9 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
This spot is becoming more and more known, but it's one of Oahu's viral photo location and one of our favorite places! Turquoise waters, white sands and a nice little lagoon make for perfect conditions almost all year round.
Written 5 May 2023
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gina d
3 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
The beach is beautiful, we had our family photos taken there. The water was a little choppy for swimming.
Written 28 April 2023
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Nikko Gandia
Monterey, CA480 contributions
Sep 2022
I visited here and hiked many trails on 09/11 during my first visit to Hawai'i & posted a vlog! Search "Nikko Gandia Travels" on YT.

Beautiful views, watched the sunrise here.
Written 18 March 2023
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nikki
2 contributions
Mar 2023
Gorgeous!! The only reason i give 4 stars is because the waves were too strong when i went in march "rainy season" be weary of this.
small parking as well, not many people here when i went
Written 14 March 2023
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