Mauna Lahilahi Beach and it's namesake Lahilahi Point (a.k.a. Black Rock) mark the entrance to one of Oahu's most historic areas...Makaha.
Famous for it's world renown surf, Makaha's beach is also popular with sun worshippers, snorkelers and people who just want to laze on an un-crowded beach. The swimming is good year round but one should exorcise caution in the winter when... "Surfs Up !". The angle of the reef naturally divides the Makaha beach area into two distinct parts. One is excellent for surfing and boogie boarding and the other is calm enough for snorkeling.
Go Hawaii: Makaha has the best surfing on Oahu’s west coast and was a place where big wave surfing was pioneered. Beware of the sloping sand beachhead that can cause backwash and catch unsuspecting visitors off guard.
Makaha Valley was once home to the Makaha Valley Ranch and a favorite place for Hawaii's royalty. Today, the valley is home to the Makaha Resort & Golf Club which has 173 guest rooms, including 20 suites and an 18-hole, 7,077-yard, par 72 championship course designed by William F. Bell, the 586-unit Makaha Valley Towers and 572-unit Makaha Valley Plantation, both residential condominium complexes, as well as numerous private homes.
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