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Makapuu Beach

  • 41-095 Kalanianaole Hwy Map It
  • Waimanalo
  • Beach–Sight
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Makapuu Beach, Waimanalo, Honolulu and Oahu, Hawaii, USA

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Published 09/02/2015

Fodor's Review

A magnificent beach protected by Makapuu Point welcomes you to the Windward side. Hang gliders circle above the beach, and the water is filled with body boarders. Just off the coast you can see Bird Island, a sanctuary for aquatic fowl, jutting out of the blue. The currents can be heavy, so check with a lifeguard if you're unsure of safety. Before you leave, take the prettiest (and coldest) outdoor shower available on the island. Being surrounded by tropical flowers and foliage while you rinse off that sand will be a memory you will cherish from this side of the rock. Amenities: lifeguards; parking (no fee); showers; toilets. Best for: swimming; walking.

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41-095 Kalanianaole Hwy, across from Sea Life Park, 2 miles south of Waimanalo, Waimanalo, Hawaii, 96795, United States

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Published 09/02/2015


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