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Waimea Bay North Shore Hawaii

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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. 🙂

Location:

North Shore, Oahu

Waimea Bay North Shore Map

Waimea Bay North Shore Map

Parking:

Free parking lot. Just watch out for chickens and roosters running around freely. They are so cute!

E komo mai! Welcome to Waimea Bay!

Learn about Waimea Bay.

Learn about Waimea Bay.

Some fun facts about Waimea Bay:

"A Special Place for Sea Life."

“A Special Place for Sea Life.”

Let the exploration begin! Waimea Bay. Hawaii.

Let the exploration begin!

Just looking at the sand. It looks reddish, don't ya think?

Just looking at the sand. It looks reddish, don’t ya think?

Views of Waimea Bay at a Glance:

Aloha Waimea Bay.

Aloha Waimea Bay.

Frontal beach, ocean view of Waimea Bay.

Frontal beach, ocean view of Waimea Bay.

Panoramic View of Waimea Bay.

Panoramic View of Waimea Bay.

Jump Rock!

Here's the infamous JUMP ROCK!

Here’s the infamous JUMP ROCK!

Warning: Jumping/Diving can cause serious bodily injury or death. For your safety, please stay off rock.

Warning: Jumping/Diving can cause serious bodily injury or death. For your safety, please stay off rock.

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.

The waves of Waimea Bay.

The waves of Waimea Bay.

*Watch the waves of Waimea Bay here*

Do you dare to jump off the rock? Waimea Bay.

Do you dare to jump off the rock?

*Watch the waves of Waimea Bay near the Jump Rock here*

A sudden change in weather at Waimea Bay.

A rainy and gloomy day at Waimea Bay. It's still beautiful by all means. :)

A rainy and gloomy day at Waimea Bay. It’s still beautiful by all means. 🙂

The other side of the Jump Rock.

The other side of the Jump Rock.

Panoramic View of the Jump Rock at Waimea Bay.

Panoramic View of the Jump Rock 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.

Grass, everywhere...

Grass, everywhere…

A rooster roaming around the grass.

I see you. Waimea Bay. Hawaii.

I see you.

Hello and goodbye. Waimea Bay. Hawaii.

Hello and goodbye.

Have you been to Waimea Bay on the North Shore of Hawaii? How did you like it? Share your visit and experience!

Travel Tips:

  1. Free parking near the beach.
  2. Picnic tables, rest rooms (it smells though, lol), showers are available.
  3. Waves can get pretty strong, so be careful.
  4. Nice beach for a picnic if you’re not into swimming, surfing, or snorkeling.

North Shore Hawaii Adventures:

*Laniakea Beach Turtle Beach North Shore Hawaii*

*Explore North Shore Hawaii*

Hawaii: Koi Fish, Poke Bowl, Waikiki Sunset

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Aloha! 🙂 It’s time to eat after spending most of the day at Kailua Beach and Lanikai Beach! Here’s me at the Ala Moana Center. This shopping center was so close and convenient considering where I stayed. Let’s go eat!

My travel buddy had the Poke Bowl at “Baanga Baanga” — The Spicy Ahi. This trendy food item is a rice bowl topped off with cubes of marinated, raw fish and vegetables. Food for thought, Poke means “to slice” in Hawaiin.

Spicy Ahi Poke Bowl.

Spicy Ahi Poke Bowl.

Spicy Ahi Poke Bowl. Mix it up!

Mix it up!

We also had the Coconut Bubble Tea and an Acai Bowl at “Zagu Original Crystal & Pearl Shakes.” He enjoyed his coconut bubble tea while I indulged in my all-time favorite treat in Hawaii — the Acai Bowl. The employee that made my bowl did a beautiful job! What an artist he is! Thank you. 🙂

Desserts: Coconut Bubble Tea, Acai Bowl.

Desserts: Coconut Bubble Tea, Acai Bowl.

Acai Bowl filled with Blueberries, Bananas, Strawberries!

Acai Bowl filled with Blueberries, Bananas, Strawberries!

Don’t worry everyone, I ate before heading to the Ala Moana Center. I didn’t just eat sweets for dinner. I had Mandarin Orange Chicken. Mmm!

Mandarin Orange Chicken. They are vegan, by the way.

Mandarin Orange Chicken. They are vegan, by the way.

Koi Fish Pond at the Ala Moana Center.

The yellow koi fish on the bottom right is HUGE!

The yellow koi fish on the bottom right is HUGE!

*Five FUN FACTS about Koi Fish*

  1. Koi fish and goldfish have the same ancestor.
  2. Koi fish releases ammonia into the water. If there’s too many koi fish in a single pond, that can lead to poisoning. 🙁
  3. Koi fish are very intelligent. They have the ability to recognize the person that’s feeding them!
  4. In Japan, koi fish symbolizes wealth and success.
  5. The longest living koi fish was named Koi Hanako. She lived for 226 years!

I adore koi fish. They’re such fascinating creatures!

At Waikiki Beach

Watching the sunset at Waikiki Beach never gets old. I can do it every night. ^.^

Waikiki Sunset.

Waikiki Sunset.

So beautiful it is. Waikiki Sunset. Hawaii.

So beautiful it is.

Goodnight Waikiki. I’ll see you again another time. I promise. 🙂

Have you ever tried out the food court at the Ala Moana Center? They have a wonderful selection to choose from! Only if I could eat an Acai Bowl every day. 😉

Travel Tips: 

Check out my travel tips on the Ala Moana Center and Waikiki <<< I hope everyone that’s visiting finds something to do!

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© Jennifer Nguyen