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Honolulu and Oahu Sights

Sandy Beach

  • 7850 Kalanianaole Hwy. Map It
  • Hawaii Kai
  • Beach–Sight
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 01/13/2014

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Probably the most popular beach with locals on this side of Oahu, the broad, sloping beach is covered with sunbathers there to watch the "Show" and soak up rays. The Show is a shore break that's like no other in the islands. Monster ocean swells rolling into the beach combined with the sudden rise in the ocean floor causes waves to jack up and crash magnificently on the shore. Expert surfers and body boarders young and old brave this danger to get some of the biggest barrels

you can find for bodysurfing. But keep in mind that the beach is nicknamed "Break-Neck Beach" for a reason: many neck and back injuries are sustained here each year. Use extreme caution when swimming here, or just kick back and watch the drama unfold from the comfort of your beach chair. Amenities: lifeguards; parking (no fee); showers; toilets. Best for: surfing; walking.

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7850 Kalanianaole Hwy., makai (toward the ocean) of Kalanianaole Hwy., 2 miles east of Hanauma Bay., Hawaii Kai, Hawaii, 96825, United States

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Updated 01/13/2014


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