South Shore Oahu
’s famous beach that’s always being surfed, and mostly by seasoned sportsmen! Sandy Beach
is popular with locals who surf, body board, fish, and fly kites. On clear days you can see Molokai in the distance. The wind at Sandy’s can be extremely strong and the waves break right on the shore. But when the waters are calm and the sun is at its finest, there’s hardly a better place to be on Oahu. And if you're at the Halona Blowhole
Lookout, you can see Sandy Beach
just off to the left.
The opening of a new South Shore road in 1931 attracted sightseers, campers, fishers—but few swimmers—to Sandy Beach
. Young body surfers braved the treacherous waters in the 1940s and 50s, and by the 1960s, the beach was a popular spot for locals. In 1968, the City Department of Parks and Recreation installed a restroom station and Sandy’s popularity further increased. Sandy’s notorious reputation as a challenging surfing site was reconfirmed in the 1970s with the introduction of the body board, and today the beach it’s one of the best body boarding sites throughout the islands.