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Haleiwa Alii Beach, North Shore

Oahu, HI
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Haleiwa Alii Beach, North Shore, Oahu Hawaii

Description

Most people who want to learn to surf do it at Haleiwa Alii Beach. The waves are small and nicely shaped, and they break close to shore. You can see kids surfing here and it's cute to watch. Often I've seen surfers take their dogs out on their board with them! Swimming isn't good here because of the reef right by your knees and the brownish water. There's a huge lawn and some lovely palms. The sand is coarse and not as nice as other North Shore beaches. Walk west across the lawn and there's another beach with some calm spots where toddlers can play by the shore. Take a long stroll down the beach enjoying the views of Kaena Point in the distance.
If you're hungry, Haleiwa town is a fun place to go to get something to eat. There are lots of little casual places to dine. My favorite is Kua Aina Burger. Yum! Their Mahimahi sandwich is sooooo good! They grill it right there in front of you.
A really gorgeous beach, Police Beach, is just five minutes north by car from here- enjoy the tidepools, rock spires, and the campground set of the TV show "Lost." Other beaches on the North Shore from west to east are: Turtle Beach, where turtles laze on the sand; Waimea Bay, where you can have an incredible, refreshing summertime swim in the clearest water or relax on a large yellow-sand beach; Three Tables Beach, also a nice swim, and a small, shady beach; Pipeline Beach, where you can watch surf culture; Sunset Beach, a wide yellow sandy beach with large winter waves for surfers; and Turtle Bay Hilton Beach, a pretty and magical spot but with more chance of bad weather.

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The huge lawn that leads up to the beach- sometimes there are surf contest tents set up here.
The huge lawn that leads up to the beach- sometimes there are surf contest tents set up here.
A surfboard awaits its moment to glide.
A surfboard awaits its moment to glide.
Hanging out at Haleiwa Alii Beach- see the jetty for Haleiwa Harbor in the background.
Hanging out at Haleiwa Alii Beach- see the jetty for Haleiwa Harbor in the background.
Small, manageable waves at Haleiwa Alii Beach.
Small, manageable waves at Haleiwa Alii Beach.
A young surfer checks out the scene.
A young surfer checks out the scene.
Kaena Point is a pretty sight in the distance.
Kaena Point is a pretty sight in the distance.
Walk west across the greenest lawn to another pretty beach.
Walk west across the greenest lawn to another pretty beach.
Shade trees and  more lawn to picnic on.
Shade trees and more lawn to picnic on.
Gorgeous high mountains form the backdrop.
Gorgeous high mountains form the backdrop.
A shady spot to sit. The sand is not so nice though.
A shady spot to sit. The sand is not so nice though.
A local family explores a sheltered corner of the beach.
A local family explores a sheltered corner of the beach.
A hibiscus plant formed into a tree rather than a bush- what a delight!
A hibiscus plant formed into a tree rather than a bush- what a delight!

Directions

Haleiwa Alii Beach Park is located near 66-214 Haleiwa Rd, Haleiwa HI 96712. From Kamehameha Hwy heading south into Haleiwa town you will pass over Rainbow Bridge, a white narrow bridge. After the bridge, turn at the first right onto Haleiwa Rd. Turn right into the parking lot for the beach. There is plenty of parking, restrooms and showers. On the weekends it can be hard to find a parking spot.
Kua Aina Burger, 66-160 Kamehameha Hwy, call (808) 637-6067.

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Kim
12/01/2011 11:25
Another beautiful day... check!

"sam"
05/28/2010 13:02
This is FANTASTIC! We need you guys to come start a map here in Virginia!

sonia
04/09/2010 20:35
We went out at sunset with a hawaiian fisherman, no one was around

Heather
10/15/2009 13:35
used to live here, miss it.:(

Last Updated Mon, 25 May 2015 23:51:24 GMT