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Waimanalo Bay Beach Park Campground

O'ahu, Hawai'i

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  • Public restrooms at Waimanalo Bay Beach Park.- Waimanalo Bay Beach Park Campground
  • Day use picnic area at Waimanalo Bay Beach Park.- Waimanalo Bay Beach Park Campground
  • Ironwood (Casuarina equisetifolia) grove at Waimanalo Bay Beach Park Campground.- Waimanalo Bay Beach Park Campground
  • View looking southeast from Waimanalo Bay Beach.- Waimanalo Bay Beach Park Campground
  • View looking north from Waimanalo Bay Beach.- Waimanalo Bay Beach Park Campground
  • Outdoor showers at Waimanalo Bay Beach Park.- Waimanalo Bay Beach Park Campground
  • Ironwood (Casuarina equisetifolia) grove at Waimanalo Bay Beach Park Campground.- Waimanalo Bay Beach Park Campground
  • Ironwood (Casuarina equisetifolia) grove at Waimanalo Bay Beach Park Campground.- Waimanalo Bay Beach Park Campground
  • Waimanalo Bay Beach Park Campground.- Waimanalo Bay Beach Park Campground
  • Restroom and shower facilities at Waimanalo Bay Beach Park Campground.- Waimanalo Bay Beach Park Campground
  • Restroom and shower facilities at Waimanalo Bay Beach Park Campground.- Waimanalo Bay Beach Park Campground
  • Typical campsite at Waimanalo Bay Beach Park Campground.- Waimanalo Bay Beach Park Campground
  • Typical campsite at Waimanalo Bay Beach Park Campground.- Waimanalo Bay Beach Park Campground
  • Typical campsite at Waimanalo Bay Beach Park Campground.- Waimanalo Bay Beach Park Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Direct access to O'ahu's longest beach.
Cons: 
No privacy between campsites. No grills or fire pits. Poorly maintained facilities.
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Region:
O'ahu, HI
Congestion: 
Moderate
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Camping fee: 
$12.00
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Tent/Walk-in sites: 
10
Picnic Tables: 
Yes
Dogs allowed: 
Yes
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Breezy and partly cloudy starting in the evening.
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Breezy and partly cloudy throughout the day.
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Sat

Breezy until afternoon and partly cloudy throughout the day.
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Sun

Partly cloudy overnight.
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Mon

Humid and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
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Tue

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
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Wed

Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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The iconic trees of Sherwood Forest, the local name for the grove of imported ironwood trees near the campground, and the Waimanalo Beach Campground tie the mainland and island together like few other places on O'ahu. Waimanalo is much more modest in comparison to the wealthy nearby towns of Kailua and Hawaii Kai. That gives Waimanalo Beach charm and solitude. 

The strong on-shore winds blow the long thin needles rhythmically as you stare at the Ko'olau Mountains catching the morning light. The 3-mile-long beach made of soft white sand sits just feet away, and Rabbit Island rises in the distance offshore. There are no heavy waves, so the water beckons to be played in with no reef or rocks to worry about while in the water.

This is a great campground and an all-time beach. There are 10 sites available that can be booked online, indoor and outdoor showers, bathrooms, and picnic tables. Keep in mind that saltwater breeze ruins everything. If you like campsites because of the amenities, then this is not your spot. Nevertheless, it is hard to find a place you can legally sleep a few feet from a world-class beach on the cheap. It's not for everyone, but if you can rough it a bit, this is a pretty amazing spot.

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