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Haleiwa Beach Park

A pleasant, sandy beach fronted by a grassy lawn, Haleiwa Beach Park is located just north of the small north shore town of Haleiwa and enjoys a nice view of Kaena Point.

Haleiwa Beach, North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii by hulapenula

The sandy beach is relatively narrow and swimming is not great due to the rocky and shallow ocean bottom. However, this is a great beach park for picnics, and canoe paddlers frequent the waters as do kayakers and surfers paddling out to Puaena Point.

Great For

Picnics, kayaking, sunbathing, and experienced surfers.


When you reach Haleiwa and cross over the famed Rainbow Bridge above the Anahulu River you have passed through the “gateway to the north shore.” The river, with beach parks on both sides, flows alongside Haleiwa Harbor. Haleiwa means “House of the frigate bird.”

Haleiwa Beach Park
Haleiwa means “House of the frigate bird”

Need to Know

Snorkeling is not so good at Haleiwa due to cloudiness from the runoff of Haleiwa River and Haleiwa Harbor.




Restrooms, showers, picnic areas, basketball court, volleyball court, baseball field, parking.


Located just north of Haleiwa town on Oahu’s north shore.