Waimea Bay Snorkeling and General Information
Waimea Bay is located on the North Shore of Oahu. Waimea Bay snorkeling is amazing during the summer months but in the winter Waimea Bay is famous for it?s big surf competitions. If you are coming to Oahu in the winter it is still worth coming to Waimea Bay and checking out the big surf, just don?t plan on getting any snorkeling in!
Best Waimea Bay Snorkeling Areas
All the way to the left (West) side of Waimea Bay you will see a large jumping rock. Just past this area is where the snorkeling gets great. Right around the jumping rock has great snorkeling as well but be careful that no one jumps on top of you while you are swimming around. It is sometimes possible for advanced snorkelers to swim through a tunnel that goes all the way through the rock underwater.
The best snorkeling is along the rock formations that protrude from the water just past the large jumping rock.
Waimea Bay Parking and Amenities
There is only a small parking lot at Waimea Bay. If it is a weekend or you arrive in the middle of the day it can be impossible to park within walking distance to Waimea Bay.
Restrooms, showers and picnic tables are available on the beach, some under the shade of trees in the grassy areas. If you get to Waimea Bay early enough to park it can be a great place to spend a day with the family.