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Oahu Leeward (West) Beaches

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The Waianae Mountains seperate the Leeward side of Oahu from the rest of the island. You will find many lovely beaches here, worthy of the trip. This side of the island is the driest. Use plenty of sunscreen, drink lots of water, bring a hat and sunglasses. Take good care of the keiki (little ones) here to prevent sunburn and heat stroke! Watch out for Stinging limu, which is active in this region from June through September. Beware of Box Jellyfish which regularly swarm ashore 7-11 days after the full moon. At any beach in Hawaii, obey warning signs, ask lifeguards about ocean conditions, keep your eye on the surf, and if you have any doubt, stay out!

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KoOlina Lagoons Photo KoOlina Lagoons

Located in the KoOlina Resort area. Four man-made lagoons great for swimming all year around. Grass and shaded picnic areas, sandy beaches. Strong currents are present in the channels connecting the lagoons to the open sea. Observe any posted warnings or flags.
● Lifeguard
● Restrooms
● Showers
● Parking
● Phones
● Swimming
● Fishing
● Picnic
● Body Boarding
● Concession Cart
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Maili Beach Park Photo Maili Beach Park

Good swimming in summer months while surf is calm. Beach erodes away during the winter. Sudden drop off from coral reef into deep water. Strong currents and high surf during fall and winter. Watch for boat traffic from nearby jetty. Heed all posted warnings.
● Lifeguard
● Restrooms
● Showers
● Picnic
● Phone
● Parking
● Swimming
● Fishing
● Surfing
● Body Board
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Makaha Beach Park Photo Makaha Beach Park

Located on the driest, hottest side of the island, bring water and an umbrella. Sand is very hot, wear shoes. Popular with locals on weekends, usually not crowded. Good swimming in summer months. Rip currents and strong shorebreaks in winter. Safest swimming in middle of beach. Check for posted warning signs before entering water.
● Lifeguard
● Restrooms
● Showers
● Parking
● Picnic
● Swimming
● Fishing
● Surfing
● Scuba Diving
● Bodyboarding
● Snorkeling
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Nanakuli Beach Park Photo Nanakuli Beach Park

Well protected, even during winter months. Good for swimming year round. Beautiful, sandy beach area.
● Lifeguard
● Restrooms
● Showers
● Picnic
● Phone
● Parking
● Swimming
● Fishing
● Surfing


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Pokai Bay Beach Park Photo Pokai Bay Beach Park

Most protected beach on the leeward coast. Calm year round, good for swimming with children or for beginning swimmers. Wide reef in middle of bay great for beginner surfers.
● Lifeguard
● Restrooms
● Showers
● Picnic
● Phone
● Parking
● Swimming
● Fishing
● Snorkeling
● Surfing

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Yokohama Beach Park Photo Yokohama Beach Park (also known as Keawaula Beach)

Wide sand beach, high surf and strong currents throughout the year. One of the most remote beaches on the island and never crowded. Great photo opp, lots of natural beauty.
● Lifeguard
● Restrooms
● Picnic
● Parking (street)
● Swimming
● Bodyboarding
● Surfing

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More Beaches:
Honolulu | Leeward | North Shore | Southeast | Southwest | Windward

TheBus is a great way to get to Oahu's beaches. Call 808-848-5555, 808-852-6080 (TTY), or visit their website for schedules and information.

Call The National Weather Service 808-877-5111 for Weather & 808-877-3477 for Marine Forecast.



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