Olowalu Beach
Olowalu Beach
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traveltheworld461
Fort McMurray, Canada3,076 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Mile 14 Olowalu Beach is a nice long stretch of beach parallel to the highway. We originally parallel parked, and then were able to find a spot to angle-park right off the highway on the same side as the beach. It was kind of hard to get back onto the road, especially when parallel parked. The beach had nice sand, but there were some prickly tree pods, so make sure you wear something on your feet. The traffic noise was also constant.

It was pretty silty, with some improvement further out in the water and visibility was limited. There were large coral formations. With the coral and low visibility, I found it challenging to navigate in some areas. We saw some fish and a couple of small squid. Other members of our group saw a half-eaten eel further out. There were lots of urchins quite shallow, so be careful where you are stepping.
Written 1 June 2024
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C M
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Family of 10. Great snorkelling, and calm waters. Turtles and many fish to see. Water was clean and warm, was a nice day and easy swimming
Written 8 February 2024
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Wyland
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Garbage everywhere.....
Good to develop tourism and family gatherings
Smell horrible
These oics were taken July 21, 2023
Written 21 July 2023
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Kevin S
Bozeman, MT214 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We went here due to the descriptions of the coral and easy snorkeling and Olowalu didn't disappoint. Simple parking by pulling off the highway onto the side of the road. The beach was lined with trees, so you had shade on top of it. It was a little challenging to make your way through the coral to the deeper water, but if you just look for the clear water you can find your path ahead of time. Went out a ways to look at some really big coral structures. While not very colorful, the structures themselves were impressive in my opinion. Had a bonus that we came across a large sea turtle on one of the reefs in deeper water and got to watch the turtle for a while. Plenty of fish to see, some turtles, and the water was easy to snorkel in. No currents that I could tell. Would go back again.
Written 23 May 2023
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chowso
Gloucester, UK1,758 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
This is not a great location - it’s very close to the main road which is noisy, and the parking is small and not recommended unless you have a 4WD as there’s a huge dip off the road. The beach itself is quite small, and the sand is grey/black. The trees and driftwood are quite nice and there are lots of crabs but it’s not a relaxing beach there are way better in the area.
Written 7 June 2022
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abyss64
Seal Beach, CA665 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Located right off of Mile Marker 14, this is a great place to snorkel (note that there doesn't appear to be any mile marker signs if you're driving south on the highway, or maybe I just didn't see them... but there are signs if you're driving north; I was driving south and had to turn around because I passed it). You park in the sand right off the highway, but don't get too deep in the sand or your car may get stuck.

On the day I went, I saw many fish and a gigantic turtle. You do have to swim a bit of a way out to see the good stuff, but that was pretty easy because the ocean was very calm. There are also lots of cool looking dead trees on the beach that photographers like to take pictures of.

The only negative thing about this beach is that since it's literally right off the highway, you get a lot of car traffic noise. Other than that, I loved it here.
Written 21 March 2022
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bluesea182
Washington DC, DC262 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
This beach is really underrated! The sand is dark and so silky soft. It’s not nearly as crowded as other beaches. There’s not as much beach here, but parking is easier, it’s still gorgeous, and it’s calmer. Definitely a hidden gem!
Written 4 January 2022
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Mike M
44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
Wonderful beach for snorkeling with the turtles and plenty of parking. Narrow beach in spots with plenty of trees for shades. Park right off the road and walk 20 feet to the beach. You have to get out at least 200 to 300 yards from shore to see the best coral and fish, many people are too close to shore. We saw 5 Hawaii Green Sea Turtles eating the algae off the coral and many colorful fish. Great Day!
Written 12 January 2021
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dbauman
Loudon, TN250 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Beautiful sandy beach with plenty of shade. Beach is close to the road and it could be difficult finding parking if it’s hot and a busy weekend. Enjoyed the warm water and surf.
Written 10 April 2020
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Waikiki
36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Here is the very spot for snorkeling, the sea is calm, beach is very long, you can find easily places for young children.
We go far to the reefs for snorkeling and meet turtles, the young ones are colorful. My daughter had met a 5 feet shark at 20 feet deep...
Written 18 December 2019
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