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Alternative-Hawaii Beach Guide to North Shore Oahu  

Oahu Beaches:
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North Shore Oahu (Part 1)
(See also Lifeguard Safety Tips, Oahu Drive Guide, Oahu Camping)

Call the National Weather Service at 973-4380 for Forecast and 973-4383 for Surf Advisory.
As lifeguard services may vary, call the City & County of Honolulu at 973-4380 for current coverage.

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©Ann Cecil
68-919 Kaena Point Road, Mokuleia

Deserted windsurfing beach for experts. Hike to Kaena Point begins 2.9 miles beyond the park (2.5 miles/2 hours one-way).

Parking, restrooms, picnic tables, showers.

©Ann Cecil
66-167 Haleiwa Road, Haleiwa

A small bay protected by an offshore reef with a large sand-filled channel that provides excellent swimming. A popular but dangerous surfing break. Dangerous currents and surf from October through April.

Community center, parking, restrooms, showers, lifeguards.

©Ann Cecil
62-449 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa

A 13-acre beach park that has many recreational facilities, including a long, safe and sandy swimming beach. Adjacent to the Haleiwa Boat Harbor.

Parking, restrooms, picnic tables, showers.

©Ann Cecil
Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa (between Papailoa & Pohaku Loa Way)

Some of the best waves along the North Shore. Not a particularly good swimming beach, with strong alongshore currents, even on calm days.

©Ann Cecil

Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa (Waimea Bay side of Pohaku Loa Way)

One of the most popular surfing places on the North Shore. Swimming is not very good - the very shallow reef comes right up to the beach.

On to North Shore (Part 2)

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