This world-famous surfing and bodyboarder beach is known for its crystal clear turquoise water, ultra-fine sand and incredibly powerful surf break. Nicknamed the "Broke Neck Beach," the beach is packed to the brim with riders seeking a thrill on its humongous, thundering waves.
6 AM - 10 PM
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How to get there
N21° 17' 07.2348"W157° 40' 21.3492"
This photo of a bodyboarder catching a wave was taken at Sandy Beach in the South Shore of Oahu.
To get here, navigate to the Sandy Beach parking lot (21.285343, -157.672597), directly off Kalaniana'ole Highway. Walk directly south onto the beach, and then find a good spot to watch the waves!
- From Waikiki, head south on the H-1 Kalanianaoli Hwy
- Follow this coastal freeway through the residences, past Hawaii Kai, up and around Koko Crater ridge
- You will follow a lava rock cliff single lane road that winds around a few miles until it comes around the bend and descends back down to the beachside
- Turn right into the Sandy Beach parking lot
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