Waimanalo Beach Park (Waimānalo)

Windward beach away from the bustle of town but a local favorite

The Beach

Waimanalo is location to many feature films and television shows like Tom Selleck’s Magnum, P.I. and Adam Sandler’s 50 First Dates. Being one of the longest stretching coastlines on the island of Oahu, Waimanalo provides its visitors with plenty of beach to enjoy a day out with family and/or friends.

With the Ko’olau Mountain Range in the background, and the vast blue ocean waves at the front of this beach make Waimanalo an excellent choice for a relaxing day in a quiet surferesque town. This windward side beach allows for many activities including light surfing, fishing for ono, or soaking up on the sun. At times, Waimanalo can get windy, but this only makes the conditions for boogie boarding and long walks that much better.

Getting Hungry? In the nearby surrounding vicinity you’ll find a few local-eats like Ono Steaks and Shrimp Shack (dine in/order to go) where you can grab some fresh local favorites like the garlic ahi or kalbi & teriyaki chicken combo. Another great grub spot is Kalapawai Market who pride themselves on feature locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, and a refreshing happy hour focused on local wines and beer.

Yearning to explore Waimanalo’s surrounding region? Go for a hike on the Wiliwilinui Trail, where you’ll adventure through a 3-mile terrain filled with koa and guava forestry up to the Koolau Summit. Looking for a simple hike? Give the Waimanalo Trailhead a go, and have a relaxing stroll through nature. We also suggest to check out the Therapeutic Horsemanship of Hawaii where you can saddle up and get a riding lesson

The Parking

Waimanalo provides you with a designated parking lot, and you also have the option to park via the side streets, where there is accessible pathways leading to the beach.

The Activities

  • Wind Surfing
  • Boogie Boarding
  • Horse Riding
  • Surfing
  • Snorkeling
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Swimming

The Amenities

Waimanalo beach has it it all as far as amenities go. It is Bus Accessible (click for bus directions from your current location) and picnic tables making it a great place to go for the day to have lunch with family or friends.

  • Parking
  • Bathrooms
  • Picnic Tables
  • Showers
  • Bus Accessible

The Nearby Eats

There are a few great options for food nearby for dining in or for grabbing some grub to bring along.

  • Ruka Bowls (order to go)
  • Kalapawai Marke (dine in/order to go)
  • Ono Steaks and Shrimp Shack (dine in/order to go)
  • Keneke’s BBQ (dine in/order to go)

Where to Stay