Hale'iwa Beach Park

Hale'iwa Beach Park

Description

On the easternmost edge of Hale'iwa town, off of Kamehameha Highway, you will find this great multi-purpose beach park. The view is stunningly Hawaiian, with Hale'iwa Harbor and breakwaters in the foreground, expansive Waialua Bay stretching out towards the panoramic Waianae Mountain Range, and Kaena Point in the distance. Part green space and part sandy beach, this park is a popular destination for water sports with rental vendors for surfboards and kayaks located right on the beach front. A naturally sheltered waterfront offers favorable conditions for swimming and stand-up paddling. A children's playground, shaded picnic areas, ample parking, and sheltered beach make this park a convenient family spot.

AT A GLANCE:
HIGHLIGHTS: Easily accessible, numerous water sports and activity possibilities. Stunning views and convenient location with restaurants and shops in the vicinity make this beach unique to the North Shore.
ACTIVITIES: Swimming, snorkeling, stand-up paddling, and longboard surfing including surf schools.
LIFEGUARD: NO.
WARNINGS!: There are rocks and reef at various points throughout the bay. Parts of the oceanfront pavilions are damaged along the seawall so be careful.
AMENITIES: Restrooms, showers, picnic benches, basketball courts, ball fields, children's playground, and easy ample parking.

This beach is placed perfectly, with Hale'iwa Harbor break wall and the rocky point on the right protecting the waters from the high surf. It is the safer, more protected ocean access of the two Hale'iwa parks. The sand is not as light as at the other North Shore beaches due to the addition into the mix of sediments from the nearby river mouth. Sometimes river runoff makes the water conditions too cloudy for snorkeling. The main water activities here are board-related, with both stand-up paddling and long surfboard rentals available from several vendors on the beach. Uncle Bryan, a longtime local, sets up next to the prominent war memorial statue. He and his employees are certified lifeguards and the unofficial ambassadors here at the beach. Ask them for helpful information to keep you safe.

The green space of the park is set back from the beach, wedging between the road and the oceanfront. There are picnic benches and a children's playground, as well as a ball field and basketball courts. The close proximity of both Hale'iwa town and the Kamehameha Highway make this a good starting point, stop-over, or an end point on a day's adventure on the North Shore.

Adventure tip:
Driving north from here, traffic conditions become more congested on a two-lane roadway, and there is much less shopping. For food supplies and other shopping you may want to take the short drive to Hale'iwa by taking a right turn out of the park and following the roadway through town to the stores.

Ocean safety Hale'iwa beach link:
http://oceansafety.ancl.hawaii.edu/v/2.0/?bch=haleiwa&shid=1&i=oahu

Closest town: Hale'iwa
Directions:
From the north: Drive west on Kamehameha Highway/route 83 West and follow signs for "Hale'iwa" as get to a right-turn lane and merge onto an extension of Kamehameha Highway. Look for Hale'iwa Beach Park on your right.

From the south: Driving route 99 merge onto Kamehameha Highway/ route 83 East looking for a brown sign saying " Historic Hale'iwa Town" at the traffic light for a small cross extension of Kamehameha Highway turn left. Proceed 100 yards and look for the parks parking area on you right.

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