Makapu'u Beach is the most famous bodysurfing and bodyboarding beach in Hawaii and one of the only beaches on Oahu where both bodyboarders and bodysurfers can surf together. This 1,000-foot long, white sand beach is also known as the location for In Harms Way, a John Wayne movie. Summer months bring swimmers and divers to Makapu'u Beach, while September through April are perfect for bodysurfing. Waves often reach heights of 12 feet and break several hundred yards offshore.

Services and amenities: Lifeguards, sand and reef areas, picnic areas, BBQ grills, restrooms, showers, phones

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41-095 Kalanianaole Highway
East Oahu, Hawaii

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