Waimea Bay North Shore Hawaii
Aug. 21, 2018Leave a comment
Aloha Waimea Bay! Waimea Bay is a beautiful beach on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. A famous surfing beach due to the large shore breaks during the winter season. In the summertime, the waters are more calm. A perfect time for swimming and snorkeling. Waimea Bay is also well-known for the gigantic rock (pictured above with me) called Jump Rock. It is approximately 25 ft high. You can climb up to the top of the rock and jump off if you choose to do so. If you’ve been here, have you jumped off the rock? Share your experience with me. 🙂
North Shore, Oahu
Free parking lot. Just watch out for chickens and roosters running around freely. They are so cute!
E komo mai! Welcome to Waimea Bay!
Some fun facts about Waimea Bay:
- It is known for fishing and agricultural lands where Hawaiins grew taro, sweet potato, and many other traditional crops.
- Surfing in Waimea Bay is a long-standing tradition.
- Eddie Aikau is a famous lifeguard and surfer of Waimea Bay.
- Waves in the wintertime can reach up to 40 plus feet!
- A place for winter surfers and ocean lovers.
- In Hawaiin, Waimea means “reddish water.”
Views of Waimea Bay at a Glance:
Yes, that’s what the warning sign says. If you simply look at the rock, it looks easy. If you’re there in person, it looks bigger and more dangerous. The waves were pretty strong when I was at Waimea Bay. I was almost pulled into the ocean just by dipping my feet into the ocean water! Luckily, nothing bad happened. I would only recommend experienced divers and good swimmers to participate in this activity.
*Watch the waves of Waimea Bay here*
*Watch the waves of Waimea Bay near the Jump Rock here*
A sudden change in weather at Waimea Bay.
*Watch the waters on the other side of the Jump Rock here*
I was pretty fascinated by it. 🙂
Goodbye Waimea Bay…
It’s so green as ever.
A rooster roaming around the grass.
Have you been to Waimea Bay on the North Shore of Hawaii? How did you like it? Share your visit and experience!
- Free parking near the beach.
- Picnic tables, rest rooms (it smells though, lol), showers are available.
- Waves can get pretty strong, so be careful.
- Nice beach for a picnic if you’re not into swimming, surfing, or snorkeling.
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The Byodo-In Temple in Hawaii
Aug. 11, 2018Leave a comment
I’m going to take everyone on a tour at the Byodo-In Temple in Hawaii!
What is the Byodo-In Temple?
The Byodo-In Temple is a Buddhist temple. It is non-denominational. This temple is dedicated to the first Japanese people who immigrated to Hawaii. It is a replica of a Buddhist temple in Japan, but a smaller version of it. FYI, this temple is not a practicing Buddhist temple, and everyone of all faiths are welcomed to the temple! Also, please be quiet and respectful when you’re in this area. It is still a religious place.
It is located in Kaneohe, Hawaii. Address: 47-200 Kahekili Highway Kaneohe, HI 96744
Parking is available. You’ll see it as soon as you drive in. Entrance fee is $5.00 per person (general admission).
This is what you’ll see when you drive there…and arrive…
Crossing the bridge to the Byodo-In Temple
At the Byodo-In Temple
You can read facts about koi fish here.
There is a gift shop where you can purchase food for koi fish.
The smell was unbearable. lol.
I highly recommend wearing mosquito repellent, or you’ll be eaten alive!
Into the temple we go! Take off your shoes!
Take off your shoes when you’re in the temple. You can put them back on when you’re outside.
The last views of the Byodo-In Temple!
Goodbye Byodo-In Temple. You are truly a blessing to the world.
- Hours: Daily, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
- Gift shop: Daily, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
- Last entrance: 4:45 pm
- Cash Only.
- General Admission: $5.00 (ages 13-64)
- Seniors: $4.00 (ages 65+)
- Children: $2.00 (ages 2-12)
- 10+ people: General Admission is $4.00, Children is $2.00
- Be quiet, respectful, and considerate.
- Removal of shoes before entering temple.
- Lots of mosquitoes. Wear mosquito repellent!! Wear clothes that cover your body! I was bitten so many times! Ouch!
- The Byodo-In Temple has been featured in many TV Shows, such as Hawaii Five-0, Lost, and Pearl Harbor.
- The temple is also used for meetings and weddings.
- Restrooms available.
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