Makaha Beach Park
Another beautiful, mostly deserted half-mile of sand sits behind the Hawaiian Princess and Makaha Beach Cabana condos. If you’re lucky,...
Makaha Valley Country Club
A relaxed course tucked right up against the Waiʻanae Range with great ocean views. The wide fairways and sand-encrusted greens get...
Snorkeling and spinner-dolphin-watching cruises; whale watching seasonally.
Waiʻanae Ice House
Simple sandwiches and stews available at the Waiʻanae Small Boat Harbor.
84-369 Farrington Hwy · interesting places nearby
Makaha Beach Park information
In December 1969 legendary surfer Greg Noll rode what was thought to be the biggest wave in surfing history (to that point) at Makaha. Speculation still rages as to exactly how big the monster wave was, but it is commonly accepted that it was at least a 30ft face – a mountain of water for the era. The long point break at Makaha still produces waves that inspire big-wave surfers. Winter brings big swells that preclude swimming – the golden sand, however, is a permanent feature. The beautifully arching beach invites you to spread out your towel and spend the day. Except for weekends and big surf days, you’ll likely have the place to yourself. Snorkeling is good during the calmer summer months. There are showers and restrooms, and lifeguards on duty daily.