To say that Waimea Bay Beach Park is home to world class surfing is an understatement. During the winter, the otherwise calm ocean creates massive waves and attracts surfers from all over the world. It’s not uncommon for the waves to swell above 20 feet in height. That’s woofin’ impressive! When the waves are at their peak, only extremely experienced surfers are allowed in the water. You and your doggo can come watch them, but you’ll want to stay away from the water’s edge.
When the summer months roll around, the massive swells
turn into mellow waves. This is when the beach becomes incredibly pupular. Two
legged sun seekers swim, snorkel, body board, and lay out. Furtunately, four
legged visitors are welcome to enjoy the beach, but they are limited to
where they can go. All pups must stay between the ocean and the high tide line,
which is usually marked by seaweed. In other words, if the sand is wet, your doggo
can walk on it. They can also wade in the bright blue water, as long as they
stay on leash. Your pupster will be in island heaven as they scamper around the
beach and feel the sand beneath their paws.
Since this beach is so doggone pupular, parking can be
difficult. If the parking lot is full, there are private lots available for a
fee. Whatever you do, don’t park on the highway. The pawlice are known for
towing in this area. Waimea Bay Beach Park is equipped with restrooms and
showers. There are also picnic tables, so pack a lunch and enjoy an ocean front
meal with your pup. While at the beach, make sure your pup stays hydrated, so bring water to share. And
don’t forget the clean up bags and to pick up whatever doggy debris they leave behind.
Waimea Bay Beach is the pawfect place for your pup to