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Waimea Bay, Haleiwa

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Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
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Featuring large waves and surfing competitions, Waimea Bay hugs a powdery beach bordered by tropical greenery. Depending on the weather, the ocean can be completely calm, or you can encounter 15 m (50 ft) waves. Visit the beach to lounge in the sun or have a picnic, or walk through the nearby gardens and look at the waterfalls. When the water is calm, you can also swim and snorkel. Beware of the local tradition of rock-jumping--although many visitors do it, the local authorities strictly advise against it. Parking space at the site is very limited. Plan to visit Waimea Bay during your Haleiwa vacation using our convenient Haleiwa itinerary planner.
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  • This is a gorgeous postcard perfect bay that is well worth the effort to get to. Parking can be a challenge but the beauty makes even that worth the effort. 
    This is a gorgeous postcard perfect bay that is well worth the effort to get to. Parking can be a challenge but the beauty makes even that worth the effort.  more »
  • "Waimea Bay Beach Park" is located off of Kamehameha Highway (Hwy 83) about 5 miles north of Haleiwa Town. You can get to this location using public transportation, but most people arrive by... 
    "Waimea Bay Beach Park" is located off of Kamehameha Highway (Hwy 83) about 5 miles north of Haleiwa Town. You can get to this location using public transportation, but most people arrive by...  more »
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  • This was our favorite beach while we were there in June. Nice and calm. Crystal clear. Swim, snorkel, jump off the rock. We went here twice and on our last full day tried another beach and wish we would've just went back here. It's soooo nice. Parking is tough though and traffic gets bad on the weekend. If you come in the afternoon there's not going to be any parking at the main entrance but you can pay for parking at the entrance to Waimea Falls across the street and down or go a little further and sometimes you can pay to park at the church. Loved this spot!
  • Waimea Bay is famous for its 30-foot waves in the winter and is a top place to watch some of the world’s best and bravest surfers. During summer, the water calms considerably and is a great destination for swimming, snorkeling and diving. There's fantastic sunsets here and a large rock that locals & tourists jump off of. The movie Point Break was also filmed here!

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