Haleiwa Alii Beach, North Shore
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Most people who want to learn to surf do it at Haleiwa Alii Beach. The waves are small and nicely shaped, and they break close to shore. You can see kids surfing here and it's cute to watch. Often I've seen surfers take their dogs out on their board with them! Swimming isn't good here because of the reef right by your knees and the brownish water. There's a huge lawn at this beach and some lovely palms. The sand is coarse and not as nice as other North Shore beaches. Walk west across the lawn and there's another beach with some calm spots where toddlers can play by the shore. Take a long stroll down the beach enjoying the views of Kaena Point in the distance.
If you're hungry, Haleiwa town is a fun place to go to get something to eat. There are lots of little casual places to dine. My favorite is Kua Aina Burger. Yum! Their Mahimahi sandwich is sooooo good! They grill it right there in front of you.
A really gorgeous beach, Police Beach, is just five minutes north by car from here- enjoy the tidepools, rock spires, and the campground set of the TV show "Lost." Other beaches on the North Shore from west to east are: Turtle Beach, where turtles laze on the sand; Waimea Bay, where you can have an incredible, refreshing summertime swim in the clearest water or relax on a large yellow-sand beach; Three Tables Beach, also a nice swim, and a small, shady beach; Pipeline Beach, where you can watch surf culture; Sunset Beach, a wide yellow sandy beach with large winter waves for surfers; and Turtle Bay Hilton Beach, a pretty and magical spot but with more chance of bad weather.
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From Kamehameha Hwy heading south into Haleiwa town you will pass over Rainbow Bridge, a white narrow bridge. After the bridge, turn at the first right onto Haleiwa Rd. Turn right into the parking lot for the beach. There is plenty of parking, restrooms and showers. On the weekends it can be hard to find a parking spot.
Kua Aina Burger, 66-160 Kamehameha Hwy, call (808) 637-6067.
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|Another beautiful day... check!|
|This is FANTASTIC! We need you guys to come start a map here in Virginia!|
|We went out at sunset with a hawaiian fisherman, no one was around|
|used to live here, miss it.:(|