Waimea Bay

Surf Spot, Park, and Lake · North Shore
61-031 Kamehameha Hwy, Hale‘iwa, HI, United States

Based on 216 votes

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  • Ranked #3 for surf spots in Hale‘iwa
  • What you need to know
    Pearl S.
    "Jump off da rock, boogie board, swim or just sleep and get a tan."(14 Tips)
    "Favorite Beach when the waves are up or down."(3 Tips)
    Jack G.
    "big waves in the right conditions"(2 Tips)
    Tara C.
    "Lots of room..and the famous jumping rock - you gotta do it!"(2 Tips)
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  • swimming
  • big waves
  • jumping rock
  • surfing
  • sunsets
  • sunbathing
  • beach
  • fish
  • parking
  • beer
  • chicken
  • church
  • snorkeling
  • turtles
  • park
  • tan
  • waterfalls
  • boogie boards
  • family spot
  • amenities
  • Hard R.

    Nice surfing.

    Hard Rocker · 2 weeks ago
  • Shannon F.

    Get here by 10am to find parking

    Shannon Fuchs · 2 weeks ago
  • Shannon F.

    It's hard to find a good place to swim without the high waves in Oahu, but this bay is really nice. Get here by 10 for a parking spot and brave the surf to have a great day here.

    Shannon Fuchs · 2 weeks ago
  • Rafael G.

    Gorgeous sunset

    Rafael Garcia · November 1
  • Karina L.

    I loved to swim here in the summer. The waster was cool, no waves and really nice :)

    Karina Lopes · September 27
  • Tara T.

    It's a very nice beach, but the waves are huge. Maybe not the best place for kids to swim. The lifeguard even announced it over a loud speaker.

    Tara Thelen · March 17
  • Carmen Georgescu

    A lot of people in the water, and then some jumping off the rock. Wide beach with coarse sand, very good amenities and parking

    Carmen Georgescu · March 8
  • Jack G.

    Famous for big waves in the right conditions, it's also a great family spot. If you're brave enough, climb the big rock (left side) and jump off into the warm north shore water.

    Jack Gashi · February 19
  • Luisa A.

    Beautiful beach.

    Luisa Abreu · February 19
  • Vinicius L.

    Huge waves...

    Vinicius Lima · February 18
  • Kameron S.

    Parking is a b.... be ready to walk!

    Kameron Spencer · September 27, 2014
  • Deanna P.

    A busy beach, yet so worth it. Careful pulling into the parking lot, it can be a sharp turn. Get here early to find parking and a great beach spot. Family friendly and life guards are stationed here.

    Deanna Peluso · September 10, 2014
  • Katie S.

    Jump off the rocks!

    Katie Smith · September 8, 2014
  • Kameron S.

    Be sure to jump off of the 30 ft cliff!

    Kameron Spencer · August 28, 2014
  • Christoffer E.

    Perfect for a beach day! Shore breaks, cliff jumping and climbing. All located in a scenic bay with beautiful view.

    Christoffer Engström · August 26, 2014
  • Antonio S.

    Beautiful beach, very hard to find parking. Also great for little kids

    Antonio Silveira · August 24, 2014
  • Viveca S.

    Get there real early. Traffic is bad along with parking

    Viveca Scott · April 6, 2014
  • Na'imah R.

    Have fun and enjoy the workout

    Na'imah Robinson · November 23, 2013
  • Sandra M.

    Waves to big, great for surfers but not for swimming.

    Sandra Morciglio · November 14, 2013
  • ESPN

    Legendary surfer and lifeguard Eddie Aikau patrolled the waters at Waimea Bay starting in 1968. Not a single life was lost while he was on duty, sometimes braving waves over 30 feet tall.

    ESPN · October 1, 2013
  • Shelly D.

    it was beautiful here!

    Shelly Drost · September 30, 2013
  • Chris C.

    Beautiful waterfall

    Chris Cochran · September 3, 2013
  • erica

    Dolphins! But be respectful, just let them be.

    erica · August 4, 2013
  • Sandra B.

    Drive up and park at the St Peter & Paul Church for $5 if you can't find parking... which is usually the case.

    Sandra Baez · July 28, 2013
  • Miroki T.

    If you don't mind walking, park just off the main road on the street instead of fighting for parking in the tiny lot

    Miroki Tong · July 8, 2013
  • Marco Z.

    Beautiful place :))) there is a rock for dive :))) and u can swim with turtles :)))

    Marco Zeta · June 6, 2013
  • Zak S.

    Climb to the top of the rock for some cliff jumping fun!

    Zak Suhar · May 19, 2013
  • Jaclyn S.

    Park by William's place LOL

    Jaclyn Suan · March 14, 2013
  • Sunny  =)

    My Auntie Maile used to jump off this to get the coral near the bottom. Used to be legal back then, =)

    Sunny =) · February 6, 2013
  • Tash W.

    Park at Waimea Valley if you're coming to watch the waves. $5 saves you some parking stress.

    Tash Wong · December 31, 2012
  • Karla N.

    Wait to a wave and jump on it. Just did it! Amazing !

    Karla Nogolica · November 26, 2012
  • Joan E.

    Visit the Falls!! Such a tranquil place...Darren the guard is the sweetest ever...:)

    Joan Elian · November 21, 2012
  • Melannie A.

    Parking in the lot can be difficult. I usually park on the highway. My favorite beach on the island.

    Melannie Aquino · October 25, 2012
  • Sara B.

    Snorkeling to the far right of beach amazing fish to see

    Sara Bade · August 30, 2012
  • @innab

    I see cats, chickens, and a person that probably lives in the bushes near the cats and chickens. Never expected to find this combination (at a beach park)...

    @innab · August 16, 2012
  • Ashley S.

    If you go on the right day, you might see Rusty the dog jump with you!

    Ashley S · August 2, 2012
  • Make a Splash

    Beautiful beach. Sadly have been hit on by too many bros and losers. Not nearly as peaceful as other beaches.

    Make a Splash · July 25, 2012
  • Will F.

    My favorite beach on the entire island. Jump off the rock!

    Will Fisher · July 10, 2012
  • Kaalah M.

    Beautiful, not much parking though we had to walk really far

    Kaalah Manongdo🎀 · June 26, 2012
  • Tara C.

    Great swimming in the summer, surfing in the winter. Big beach. Lots of room..and the famous jumping rock - you gotta do it!

    Tara Coomans · June 26, 2012
  • Sunny  =)

    One of the most beautiful places on the island. Rainbow here above the mountains..

    Sunny =) · June 19, 2012
  • Sasha C.

    The fish tacos at Luibueno's are THE BOMB!!

    Sasha Cooper-Morrison · June 10, 2012
  • Delia E.

    Really nice beach, nicest I've seen in Hawaii yet.

    Delia Espinosa · May 3, 2012
  • M F.

    Free parking in the valley, upriver.

    M Frenchy · April 24, 2012
  • Ella B.

    Beautiful sandy beach. The swimming is usually good although there is a steep drop off making bodysurfing a little painful (but still doable)

    Ella B. · January 5, 2012
  • Paul G.

    This is simply AWESOME!!! Nothing to fear... land on your feet and you'll be just fine. The bottom is very soft sand, no rocks. You haven't lived til you've done this!!!

    Paul G · November 13, 2011
  • DLS

    Favorite Beach when the waves are up or down. But love to jump the rocks when the tide is right.

    DLS · October 31, 2011
  • Pearl S.

    Jump off da rock, boogie board, swim or just sleep and get a tan. Clean facilities, showers, fun to watch the shark bait!

    Pearl Short · October 28, 2011
  • Richard G.

    Push someone off the rock!

    Richard G · October 24, 2011
  • Gavin S.

    Tell the fishermen to get bent, I'm trying to swim here without catching a fish hook in the belly

    Gavin Schmidt · October 6, 2011

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