Makaha Beach Park is named for the surrounding area. An infamous band of bandits lived deep in the valley and terrorized the people of this area long, long ago. Today this is an internationally known spot for it’s superb winter waves for surfing. This Beach Park is located in west Oahu and is one of the better beaches on Oahu for swimming, body boarding and surfing. Offshore, the Makaha caves have underwater formations that resemble caverns, arches and tunnels at depth of 30 to 50 feet. This is a popular dive spot in the summer months. This beach is on the driest part of Oahu and it is very hot there. Make sure you bring water, sunscreen and shoes to walk on the hot sand.
DIRECTIONS FROM WAIKIKI
From Waikiki take Ala Wai Blvd. west and turn right at Kalakaua. Drive .8 miles and turn left at S. Beretania St. and drive .4 miles. Turn right onto Piikoi street and drive.2 miles and turn left on Lunalilo St., drive .2 miles and bear left onto H1 west entry ramp and drive 3.1 miles. Continue on H1 - 78W toward Fort Shafter / aiea and go 4.1 miles, bear right onto H1W ramp to Pearl City and drive 14 miles. Continue North on Farrington Hwy (93) until you pass the town of Waianae. Makaha Town is next. The Beach is on the left with plenty of parking.
If you are taking the bus. Start at Ala Moana Shopping Center and take Route C-country express. On the way back, take the bus that says Ala Moana Shopping Center / Waikiki.
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