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
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Bodysurfing, Chillin

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Easy Parking
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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

over 2 years ago

They lied. Parking is not easy.

over 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

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