Featuring large waves and surfing competitions, Waimea Bay hugs a powdery beach bordered by tropical greenery. Depending on the weather, the ocean can be completely calm, or you can encounter 15 m (50 ft) waves. Visit the beach to lounge in the sun or have a picnic, or walk through the nearby gardens and look at the waterfalls. When the water is calm, you can also swim and snorkel. Beware of the local tradition of rock-jumping--although many visitors do it, the local authorities strictly advise against it. Parking space at the site is very limited. Plan to visit Waimea Bay during your Haleiwa vacation using our convenient Haleiwa itinerary planner.
Tours to Waimea Bay
$139 BOOK WITH VIATOR Tour of North Shore & Sightseeing Tour of North Shore & Sightseeing
Duration: 8 hours
$134 BOOK WITH VIATOR 10 Stop Oahu Coastline Tour + Free Byodo-Inn Temple + Free Pineapple! 10 Stop Oahu Coastline Tour + Free Byodo-Inn Temple + Free Pineapple!
Duration: 8 hours 45 minutes
$224 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Circle Island Tour With Beaches and Local Food Private Circle Island Tour With Beaches and Local Food
Duration: 6 to 7 hours
$179 BOOK WITH VIATOR Small Group North Shore Circle Island Tour Small Group North Shore Circle Island Tour
Duration: 6 hours
$150 BOOK WITH VIATOR Full-Day Oahu Island Small-Group Tour Full-Day Oahu Island Small-Group Tour
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
$72 BOOK WITH VIATOR Full day Island Rainbow Circle Island Tour with Snorkeling Full day Island Rainbow Circle Island Tour with Snorkeling
Duration: 9 to 10 hours
$599 BOOK WITH VIATOR Personalized Private Tour of O'ahu Personalized Private Tour of O'ahu
Duration: 6 to 12 hours
$630 BOOK WITH VIATOR 6-Hour Private Customized Luxury Convertible Tour of Oahu's North Shore 6-Hour Private Customized Luxury Convertible Tour of Oahu's North Shore
Duration: 6 hours
$20 BOOK WITH VIATOR Oahu Grand Circle Island Audio Driving Tour Oahu Grand Circle Island Audio Driving Tour
Duration: 8 to 10 hours
$219 BOOK WITH VIATOR 8 Hour Circle Island Jeep Tour 8 Hour Circle Island Jeep Tour
Duration: 8 hours
Waimea Bay reviews
This is a must stop and see and take photos along this beautiful stretch of Hwy 83. Pull off and take iconic pictures of this majestic area. The rocks and cliffs are unimaginable and the pristine...
This is a must stop and see and take photos along this beautiful stretch of Hwy 83. Pull off and take iconic pictures of this majestic area. The rocks and cliffs are unimaginable and the pristine... more »
This is a gorgeous postcard perfect bay that is well worth the effort to get to. Parking can be a challenge but the beauty makes even that worth the effort.
This is a gorgeous postcard perfect bay that is well worth the effort to get to. Parking can be a challenge but the beauty makes even that worth the effort. more »
Such a fun beach day! Best way to see Ohau is simply beach jumping. Every stop you make is a completely different vibe. Don't go to Waimea and not jump. Wonderful experience, beautiful water....surrounded by beauty. Go early to get best parking or be prepared to circle a bit.
This was our favorite beach while we were there in June. Nice and calm. Crystal clear. Swim, snorkel, jump off the rock. We went here twice and on our last full day tried another beach and wish we would've just went back here. It's soooo nice. Parking is tough though and traffic gets bad on the weekend. If you come in the afternoon there's not going to be any parking at the main entrance but you can pay for parking at the entrance to Waimea Falls across the street and down or go a little further and sometimes you can pay to park at the church. Loved this spot!
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