Mellow Day at Waimea Bay

Hawaii Waimea Bay

  • Activities:

    Chillin, Bodysurfing

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  • Season:


Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby

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.

Pack List

  • Beach towel
  • Sunblock
  • Goggles or snorkeling gear
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Beautiful beach and right across the street from Waimea Valley Falls.

9 months ago
9 months ago

Waimea is worth the trip regardless of season! In the winter months you can expect ridiculous surf, so swimming is not likely an guarantee but spectating is just as fun! In the summer the bay turns into a lake... almost... it is calm and clear and perfect for snorkeling or hanging out! There is also the big rock to the left to jump off as well as rocks to the left along the beach for people to highball boulder. If you are a climber and confident in your bouldering skills then bring your shoes (or tough feet)!

10 months ago
10 months ago

The jump is awesome and isn't too high. I went during February so the waves were rough and ate me up while I was trying to get to shore. There's also parking on the side of the road.

over 2 years ago
over 2 years ago

Summer is awesome here. The waves are in town so it's pretty flat. Great snorkel activities. Nice bouldering opportunities on the west side of the beach. Pay to park at the church. It's worth it.

about 3 years ago
about 3 years ago

They lied. Parking is not easy.

about 3 years ago
about 3 years ago

It's a great spot to hang out for the day. Definitely jump of the rock at the end of the beach. Save room for Pupukea Grill for lunch.

over 3 years ago
over 3 years ago

This is a fun spot to hang out for the day if your'e on the north shore. You can dive off the rock on the south end of the beach or just chill with friends. Grab a bite at pupukea grill and bring it with you to the beach.

almost 4 years ago
almost 4 years ago

if you have a GoPro, bring it. the jumps off the waterfall deserve footage.

almost 4 years ago
almost 4 years ago

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