Oahu Sights

Makapuu Beach Park

  • 41-095 Kalanianaole Hwy. Map It
  • Waimanalo
  • Beach–Sight
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 01/10/2017

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: surfing; walking.

  • Makapuu Beach, Waimanalo, Honolulu and Oahu, Hawaii, USA

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Sight Information


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

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Published 01/10/2017


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