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Baby Makapuu Beach

Oahu, Hawaii, United States


Not too many people know about Baby Makapuu Beach. It is located just past Makapuu Beach if you are heading north towards Waimanalo Beach, before the long fishing pier. There is an entry road that leads to a parking lot and a strange abandoned concrete structure of some kind. Next to it are clear tidepools that are perfect for toddlers to explore. Little waves splash over the rocks refreshing the pools. Just out where the surf forms, people bring friends to teach them to surf. The waves are small and relatively close to shore so it is less intimidating than most surf spots.
Don't swim here after rains because of run-off from the nearby shrimp farm.
The mountains of Waimanalo form a gorgeous panorama behind this beach. Also lovely are the views of colorful grass-covered Rabbit Island, which does in fact have rabbits, bred by a rancher in the late 19th century.
Between this beach and Makapuu Beach are some healing rocks that have been set up for tourists to visit, in a spot where a healer used to dwell.

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The lovely tidepools

View of Rabbit Island from Baby Makapuu Beach.

The stunning mountains above Baby Makapuu Beach.

Looking into the clear, inviting water...

Gorgeous panorama of mountains and sea.

Children play in the sand by the stone bunker-like structure.

Surfers enjoying some good waves.

Mother and daughter exploring the rocks, with Rabbit Island in the distance.


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Take Kalanianaole Hwy northwest past Makapuu Beach. Turn right into an unmarked entrance road. You will immediately come to a fork in the road. Turn left and there is a parking lot.
No showers or restrooms.
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