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Waimea Bay, Haleiwa

4.7
#2 of 16 in Parks in Haleiwa
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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  • Waimea Bay is beautiful. The parking fills up pretty quickly, so get there early. The other thing to keep in mind is the surf changes in the summer and winter. This is a world famous surf spot in the....  more »
  • We stopped here to view the large waves in January. Saw some big ones, but not the largest waves we saw that day. It is a very nice beach with large restrooms ,a grassy area, and roosters!  more »
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