During the summer months, Bellows Beach Park is a great retreat for many swimmers and people learning to body surf, body board, and surf. The beach here is similar to Kailua Beach and Lanikai Beach; small sized beaches and fine, soft sand. This area is great for swimming and board sports because it has a small consistent shore break and shallow waters. Bellows Beach Park is just a short drive down the road from Waimanalo Beach Park


Bellows Beach Park is next to Bellows Field which is a United States military reservation. It was one of the airfields on Oahu that was attacked during the events of December 7, 1941 when Pearl Harbor was devastated by a Japanese attack. Now some of the land on the military reservation is reserved for Marine Corps training, creating the only place in Hawaii where amphibious landings can transition directly into land-based maneuver training.

Facts & Trivia

  • Island: Oahu
  • Amenities: Lifeguards (on weekends and summers only), picnic areas, restrooms, showers.
  • Insider Tip: Be extremely cautious as Man-o-War are common in this area. Pay attention to posted warning signs, and keep a close watch on children playing in the water; Man-o-war stings are extremely painful, and can be serious to life-threatening.
  • Fun Fact: In the late 50s and early 60s Bellows field was used for recreational gliders.
  • What to Expect: Beautiful sand beaches, clear blue shallow waters, a parking lot, restrooms, showers, a camping area. This is a great place to bring the kids or to just relax on the beautiful soft sand beach. This is one of the few beaches on Oahu where trees provide som

Bellows Beach Park