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Swims at Sandy Beach are not for the faint at heart. If you stand on shore for a while, you will see a lot of legs flying up vertically in the air, fins goofily flapping, heads speared into sand. Ouch! Actually the shorebreak is so dangerous here that you will see memorials along the beach to surfers who have broken their necks and died here.
There are some beach caves and some tidepools on the west end of the beach where you can take a dip if you want to get wet. The pool at the very end has some tiny green and red pebbles. I like to swim there and let the pebbles sift through my fingers as I examine their interesting colors.
Sometimes it is a little less rough on the far east side of the beach, but the lifeguard will ask if you're a strong swimmer before letting you go in.
I love to stroll along this beach because it has such beautiful yellow sand. Many of the local teens from Hawaii Kai hang out here so you can get a glimpse of local surf culture.
Across the road that lines the beach, there is a large grassy area where people often fly kites and do fantastic tricks with their kites!
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Sandy Beach, and the tidepools to the right.
Move it, dude!
Rescue by helicopter at Sandy Beach.
Rescue at Sandy's.
Lowering the rescued at the park across the parking lot from the beach.
On Kalanianaole Hwy, northeast of Hanauma Bay.
There are restrooms and outdoor showers.
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|Use to cut school and go beach instead. Rippah!|
|Sweet Rip Dude!|
|one of my favorite places|
|Love the wave, surfers call this the green cathedral|
|Sandys Rocks! You go!|