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Waimanalo Beach

Ride the waves on a bodyboard and sunbathe on the sand at one of Oahu's most popular beaches, known for its starring roles in two top television shows.

Swim, snorkel, sunbathe and stroll on one of the longest uninterrupted sandy beaches on Oahu. Waimanalo Beach is a 5-mile (8-kilometer) expanse bordering calm, clear waters and flanked by ironwood trees. The beach has at least two claims to fame as a regular location for the television shows Magnum P.I. and Baywatch Hawaii.

Waimanalo enjoys a reputation as a good bodyboarding beach because the waves are not too high and they break close to the shore. To ride the crests and curves you’ll need to bring a bodyboard with you to as there are no equipment rentals on the beach.

Waimanalo Beach is popular with young families because the sand slopes gently into the ocean. When you’ve splashed in the surf and strolled by the water’s edge take some time out for a picnic. If the sun is too hot, go to one of the shaded picnic areas under the tree canopies.

This long stretch of shoreline is part of the Waimanalo Beach Park, a 75-acre (30-hectare) recreational area. Spend a night under the stars in one of the park’s designated campsites. For more details, including how to purchase a camping permit and to reserve your spot, visit the official website of the city and county of Honolulu.

During the summer, the beach occasionally attracts Portuguese man o' war, stinging marine creatures similar to jellyfish. Keep a lookout for signs that warn bathers not to go into the water.

Waimanalo Beach is situated on the east shore of Oahu, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Honolulu. Three bus routes pass by the beach and for drivers there’s free parking in the beach park.

Lifeguards are on duty until the late afternoon and the facilities include showers and restrooms at the southern and northern ends of the beach. Waimanalo Beach Park doesn’t have any food concession stands so bring your own snacks and refreshments.


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Waimanalo, HI
     
    0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated on the waterfront, this romantic vacation home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Waimanalo Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Sea Life Park and Makapuu Beach. Bellows Field Beach Park and Sandy Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    Steps To Beach, Sleeps 2-4, AC, Heated Pool, Wifi, Lanai, Parking
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    Steps To Beach, Sleeps 2-4, AC, Heated Pool, Wifi, Lanai, Parking

    Waimanalo, HI
       
      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Waimanalo, this vacation home is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Waimanalo Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Sea Life Park and Makapuu Beach. Bellows Field Beach Park and Sandy Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

      Steps To Beach, Sleeps 2-4, AC, Heated Pool, Wifi, Parking
      Steps To Beach, Sleeps 2-4, AC, Heated Pool, Wifi, Parking

      Steps To Beach, Sleeps 2-4, AC, Heated Pool, Wifi, Parking

      Waimanalo, HI
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in a rural location, this vacation home is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Waimanalo Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Sea Life Park and Makapuu Beach. Bellows Field Beach Park and Sandy Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

        Steps To Beach, Sleeps 2-4, AC, Heated Pool, Wifi, Parking, Wash/dry
        Steps To Beach, Sleeps 2-4, AC, Heated Pool, Wifi, Parking, Wash/dry

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        Waimanalo, HI
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Waimanalo, this vacation home is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Waimanalo Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Sea Life Park and Makapuu Beach. Bellows Field Beach Park and Sandy Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

          2 Mins to Beach, Sleeps 2-6, AC, Heated Pool, Wifi, Kitchen, Parking
          2 Mins to Beach, Sleeps 2-6, AC, Heated Pool, Wifi, Kitchen, Parking

          2 Mins to Beach, Sleeps 2-6, AC, Heated Pool, Wifi, Kitchen, Parking

          Waimanalo, HI
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Waimanalo, this vacation home is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Waimanalo Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Sea Life Park and Makapuu Beach. Bellows Field Beach Park and Sandy Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

            Wonderful Waimanalo Beach House Right on Long Sandy Beach! Amazing Ocean Views!
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            Waimanalo, HI
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              This Waimanalo vacation home is on the beach, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Waimanalo Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Makapuu Beach and Sandy Beach. Bellows Field Beach Park and Sea Life Park are also within 6 mi (10 km).

              Steps to Beach, Sleeps 2, AC, Heated Pool, Wifi, Parking, Covered Deck, Wash/dry
              Steps to Beach, Sleeps 2, AC, Heated Pool, Wifi, Parking, Covered Deck, Wash/dry

              Steps to Beach, Sleeps 2, AC, Heated Pool, Wifi, Parking, Covered Deck, Wash/dry

              Waimanalo, HI
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Waimanalo, this vacation home is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Waimanalo Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Sea Life Park and Makapuu Beach. Bellows Field Beach Park and Sandy Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

                Beachfront Waimanalo Home w/ Pergola & Ocean Views
                Beachfront Waimanalo Home w/ Pergola & Ocean Views

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                Waimanalo, HI
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  This Waimanalo vacation home is on the beach, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Waimanalo Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Makapuu Beach and Sandy Beach. Bellows Field Beach Park and Sea Life Park are also within 6 mi (10 km).