Oahu Beach Park
North Shore Beach
Hale'iwa Ali'i Beach Park on the island of Oahu is noted for its swimming and surfing. The small protected bay area on the south side of the beach is the best for swimming. Home to some of the best waves in Oahu it's a very popular spot for surfers due to being on a very shallow reef.
There are lifeguards, picnic areas, restrooms, showers and phones The wave break can be very dangerous, especially during low tide, as the reef is very shallow. The deeper waters around the breakwater often have very strong rip tides. Waves during the winter months may reach heights of up to twenty-five feet plus. From June through September stinging lime (seaweed) may be present. Obey all postings and warnings. Off Hale'iwa Road in Hale' iwa off Highway 83.
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When we visited here, there were a camp of local people living next to the park and creating numerous little decorative gardens in the sand. We did not enquire if it was a publc works project or just something which local people who were camping on the beach were creating of their own accord. The gardens were all themed and lined with coral and the sand was being raked to form zen-like patterns.