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Sandy Beach

Oahu, HI
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Sandy Beach, Oahu Hawaii

Description

Swims at Sandy Beach are not for the faint at heart. If you stand on shore for a while, you will see a lot of legs flying up vertically in the air, fins goofily flapping, heads speared into sand. Ouch! Actually the shorebreak is so dangerous here that you will see memorials along the beach to surfers who have broken their necks and died here.
There are some beach caves and some tidepools on the west end of the beach where you can take a dip if you want to get wet. The pool at the very end has some tiny green and red pebbles. I like to swim there and let the pebbles sift through my fingers as I examine their interesting colors.
Sometimes it is a little less rough on the far east side of the beach, but the lifeguard will ask if you're a strong swimmer before letting you go in.
I love to stroll along this beach because it has such beautiful yellow sand. Many of the local teens from Hawaii Kai hang out here so you can get a glimpse of local surf culture.
Across the road that lines the beach, there is a large grassy area where people often fly kites and do fantastic tricks with their kites!
West of Sandy Beach is Halona Blowhole, where you can watch the water blow up between the rocks from a lookout, and the marvelous Eternity Beach, a little cove where you can have a swim in the slightly rough water. East of Sandy Beach is Makapuu Beach. Drive there for a breathtaking view.

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Sandy Beach, and the tidepools to the right.
Sandy Beach, and the tidepools to the right.
Move it, dude!
Move it, dude!
Rescue by helicopter at Sandy Beach.
Rescue by helicopter at Sandy Beach.
Rescue at Sandy's.
Rescue at Sandy's.
Lowering the rescued at the park across the parking lot from the beach.
Lowering the rescued at the park across the parking lot from the beach.
Lots of people hang out in the parking lot and check out the scene at Sandy's.
Lots of people hang out in the parking lot and check out the scene at Sandy's.
A photographer at the shore.
A photographer at the shore.
Dad and son playing at the shore.
Dad and son playing at the shore.
Looking at the waves.
Looking at the waves.
Girls walking on the shore.
Girls walking on the shore.
Bodysurfing at Sandy's.
Bodysurfing at Sandy's.
Swimming at dusk.
Swimming at dusk.

Directions

Sandy Beach is located at 8801 Kalanianaole Hwy, Honolulu HI 96825, northeast of Hanauma Bay.
There are restrooms and outdoor showers.

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Visitor Ratings

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pamela
09/23/2010 21:27
Use to cut school and go beach instead. Rippah!

Steph
07/21/2010 09:39
Sweet Rip Dude!

Jeff
12/21/2009 09:28
one of my favorite places

Wayne
10/09/2009 15:20
Love the wave, surfers call this the green cathedral

Tracy
10/06/2009 14:40
Sandys Rocks! You go!

Last Updated Sat, 29 Jul 2017 19:54:11 GMT