• Lifeguarded

    No Lifeguard

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    Swimming · Snorkeling · Sunset · Beach Walks

Tunnels Beach (Makua) is the most photographed beach in Hawaii. A haven for shelling, snorkeling, and scuba diving during summer. Palms and Ironwood trees fringe this crescent-shaped bay. The golden sand beach has a backdrop of lush jungle and mountains, making this a picture-perfect beach. Tunnels is a favorite surfing, winds surfing, and kite surfing beach. Lava tubes form the many underwater caverns giving Tunnels its name and a magical underwater world to explore. Take advantage of the spectacular sunset from this North Shore beach.

Parking for this beach is best at Haena Beach Park.

Beach Safety

  • 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