Mellow Day at Waimea Bay

Hawaii 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.

Pack List

  • Beach towel
  • Sunblock
  • Goggles or snorkeling gear
Read More



Bodysurfing, Chillin

Skill Level:






Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

over 1 year 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 1 year ago

about 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 2 years ago

about 2 years ago

They lied. Parking is not easy.

about 2 years ago

over 2 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 2 years ago

about 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.

about 3 years ago

about 3 years ago

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

about 3 years ago

More Adventures Nearby

Beach Day at Yokohama

Hawaii / Yokohama

Getting There:   Traveling from Honolulu, follow signs toward Waianae: the H1 turns into Farrington highway (93) as you reach the west side of the island.

Erik Holmes
3 Saves

Swim in the Waikoko Stream & Waterfall

Hawaii / Waikoko Stream Parking Area

You will need a 4WD high clearance vehicle to reach this trail. To reach the trailhead, take Highway 580 which will eventually turn to dirt.

Dan Deublein
10 Saves

Hike to Turtle Cave

Hawaii / Turtle Cave Trailhead

Turtle Cave is located within a small bay on the Princeville side of Kauai. This hike requires swimming, repelling down a steep cliff and potentially high tides.

Dan Deublein
13 Saves