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Waimea Bay

Haleiwa, Hawaii

based on 10 reviews


Added by Brian Heifferon

Escape the crowds of Waikiki. Calm water during the summer months 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, especially in the summer. Although this season 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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Waimea Bay Reviews


There is a small lot at the bay that regularly has cars going in and out so its possible to find a spot, you just have to pray for good luck. The bay has a great rock to jump in the water, if it's the right time of year! The waves get pretty crazy here in the winter and they even host big surf comps here. Definitely worth a visit!


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


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.



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

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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