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Police Beach, Haleiwa

Oahu, HI
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Police Beach, Haleiwa, Oahu Hawaii

Description

Police Beach is a fun beach to explore. There are some tide pools that are nice for kids. If you walk west down the beach you can explore more and more tide pools. They are always changing but last time I was there they were raised up way above the sand and you could see the rock spires that are usually underwater. These are the type of spires that injure surfers at Pipeline Beach and make it such a scary place to be pummeled. The last time I was at Police Beach I could hear water washing into these head-high rocks and gurgling around. It was great!
Keep walking about a 1/4 mile down the beach and you will come to an area that is fenced off with orange plastic fencing. This is the campground in the TV show "Lost". If you continue you can see a makeshift dwelling that looks like the church they were building in Season 3 of Lost. Very exciting!

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Mossy tidepools at Police Beach.
Mossy tidepools at Police Beach.
A girl explores the shallow tidepools at Police Beach.
A girl explores the shallow tidepools at Police Beach.
Police Beach has some interesting geology!
Police Beach has some interesting geology!
Such pretty colors to feast your eyes on.
Such pretty colors to feast your eyes on.
I love the huge patch of greenest grass on the mountains in the distance.
I love the huge patch of greenest grass on the mountains in the distance.
People enjoying Police Beach.
People enjoying Police Beach.
Water rushes over the rocks at Police Beach- a mini Niagara Falls.
Water rushes over the rocks at Police Beach- a mini Niagara Falls.
Glistening rocks at Police Beach, and a strand or ironwood trees in the distance- don't these trees just remind you of "Lost"?
Glistening rocks at Police Beach, and a strand or ironwood trees in the distance- don't these trees just remind you of "Lost"?
This scene looks like it's straight out of "Lost."
This scene looks like it's straight out of "Lost."
The strange raised-up tidepool rocks.
The strange raised-up tidepool rocks.
The rock spires that jut out, usually beneath the water.
The rock spires that jut out, usually beneath the water.
The rock spires that could really hurt if you were pounded by a wave onto these.
The rock spires that could really hurt if you were pounded by a wave onto these.
The "Lost" campground.
The "Lost" campground.
Another set from "Lost," discarded near the beach.
Another set from "Lost," discarded near the beach.
 

Directions

Heading north on Kamehameha Hwy from Haleiwa, turn left on Papailoa Rd. After you pass some houses you will come to a dirt parking area on the left and a public beach access path on the right. A sign says Emergency Location 269A. This is where you enter Police Beach.

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Visitor Ratings

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Nicole
10/15/2009 13:37
North Shore in this area is gorgeous - very quiet, chill, and calm. If you ever get a chance to get there, make sure to check out this beach - it's a public beach even though it's amongtst houses, and is about the prettiest beach I've ever been to.

Pat
10/06/2009 14:52
This is so exciting...I can't wait!

Last Updated Sat, 30 Apr 2011 21:47:28 GMT