Haena Beach is a slice of heaven where a lush tropical jungle meets white sand beaches and turquoise waters. The popular and very recognizable Mount Makana (Bali Hai) looms mysteriously above Haena Beach and offers a spectacular backdrop for sunsets and photo opportunities.
Haena Beach Park offers good swimming and snorkeling during calm conditions. Haena Beach is a fun beach to explore and do a bit of beach-combing and outstanding shell collecting. During the winter, the surf can be huge, causing dangerous shore-break and strong currents. You can watch from shore as experienced water men and women ride these awe-inspiring giant waves.
Haena Beach Park has a lifeguard station, restrooms, showers, and campsites. Camping permit only. One popular North Shore attraction is the Maniniholo dry cave across the street from Haena Beach Park.
- Choose beaches with a lifeguard.
- Before entering the water check for any warning signs indicating hazardous conditions.
- Avoid swimming during high surf.
- Never swim alone.
- Never allow small children to swim or play in water unattended.
- Never swim in murky water and never swim in river mouths.
- Never turn your back on the ocean, an unexpected wave can knock you down and drag you out.
- Listen to weather and surf forecasts on local radio or check the surf report
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