Mellow Day at Waimea Bay


Added by Brian Heifferon

Escape the crowds of Waikiki. Calm water and a beautiful beach. Cliff jumping.

If you're looking to get away from the summer crowds of Waikiki, you should consider heading to the North Shore. Although the summer is considered the off-season on this side of the island, it simply means the North Shore transforms into a gentle, family friendly 7 mile stretch of pristine beach. There is no better place to head than Waimea Bay. It's centrally located, close to Foodland, and easy to access. Once on the beach, you'll be able to enjoy some fun lounging in the ocean, snorkeling, the occasional body surf, and cliff jumping. If you spend enough time underwater, you'll likely hear the sounds of migrating humpback whales - always a cool experience.

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Fun cliff jump

Fun cliff jumping spot. It can take a while to park, so be prepared


Great very popular beach, parking is always hard to get though

Cliff jumping

This is a beautiful beach with a rock for cliff jumping! Parking can be pretty tough. We had to drive around a couple times and ended up going to Sharks Cove to snorkel before coming back to Waimea.

Jump the Cliff

If you go to the Bay you must cliff dive! It is a right of passage on the island. Such a fun place to be. Parking can be hard, but just be patient/go on a weekday

Awesome Relaxing, Body Surfing, Cliff Jumping Spot

Parking can be a little tricky if there's a lot of people. The sand is nice, cliff is a good height with deep water and waves are good size to body surf if you don't mind getting pounded into the sand. Definitely a must-do on the north shore.

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