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Malaekahana State Recreation Area

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Address: Off Kamehameha Highway (Highway 83), Honolulu, Oahu, HI

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This beach was beautiful and the sand was very soft. I was able to lay on the beach while my husband surfed! It was just us and another family while we were there! We will... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
Freeport, Illinois
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Freeport, Illinois
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

This beach was beautiful and the sand was very soft. I was able to lay on the beach while my husband surfed! It was just us and another family while we were there! We will return on our next visit with our children!

Thank KelKim22
Gibsons, British Columbia
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 27 January 2017

we went to this beach by the Campground. It had lovely soft sand, great access, warm water and you could swim, snorkel or surf! As well, the beach is very long so you can go for a 2 hour walk to the other end and back.

Thank Kathy A
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191 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

What a rude awakening to see the confetti of plastic particulates that made up the shoreline. My first reaction was to grab a garbage bag and a net and clean it up. Then, I could see that 100 bags would not have done the job. There were large pieces of debris such as laundry baskets and other huge things littering... More 

1 Thank Terry S
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80 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

This is a great beach on the North Shore. Almost totally deserted! The waves are perfect for teenagers who like to boogy board. We've visited twice in 4 days here and expect we will visit again before our week in Oahu is over.

1 Thank PearlieGirl
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Most tourists miss this amazing beach because it is halfway between the Shrimp Trucks and the Polynesian Cultural Center. Too bad for them but great for the rest of us. The beach is beautiful, the showers and toilets are convenient, and last summer a food truck started parking here to provide light meals and refreshments. This is the beach of... More 

2 Thank Andrew L
Topeka, Kansas
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455 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Malaekahana State Recreation Area is a beautiful, quiet beach in Laie, North Shore Oahu. Our vacation rental was on nearby Laie Point. From our porch and patio areas we could see people walking and swimming to a nearby island...we were intrigued! Unfortunately both days that we went to the recreation area the waves were very high and it was overcast... More 

Provo, Utah
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102 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Plenty of parking, picnic tables, green space, and a whole,lot of quiet. For some reason, this gem is off most people's radar, but it's one of our favorite spots on Oahu. The beach is never crowded, and though the park is busier on weekends, on weekdays, it's a quiet natural sanctuary. You can hear the wind and the waves and... More 

Thank UtahCrowe
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Spent this weekend camped out at Malaekahana with family and friends. The Campground is well-maintained; mowed grass and defined dirt roads. Perks: 1) Reserved sites are large enough for tents, cars, etc. 2) Firepits 3) Restroom facilities (not Port-o-potties) 4) Sinks/Water spouts (great for washing dishes) 5) Outdoor showers 6) Close to the beach (sunrises and sunsets are gorgeous) 7)... More 

2 Thank Asya M
Salem, Oregon
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

I happened across this beach on my last visit to Oahu. I'm glad I did! Beautiful beach, only other people I saw was a family a ways down the beach. So calm and quiet, water is calm, so great for swimming. There was some plastic debris that looked like it had recently washed ashore, but no trash (paper/take out/ etc),... More 

1 Thank saralikescake
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67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Reserved 4 paddle boards and only 3 were there. Attendant was very rude. Didn't want to refund our money. Beach itself was nice

1 Thank Michael C

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