Oahu Pictures - Waimanalo Beach
Oahu Pictures - Waimanalo Beach - is a 38 acre park with athletic fields and other facilities. Waimanalo means “potable water”. Waimanalo Beach boasts the longest white sandy beach on the windward side, lined delightfully with ironwood trees. Being that it was once a popular site for crimes resembling that of Robin Hood, the forest-like area backing the beach has acquired the locally known description of “Sherwood Forest”, or “Sherwoods”.
If you’re looking for a shelter from the sun while others look to enjoy its warmth, Waimanalo Beach has prime spots in the shade and still supplies ample sun for the most serious of sunbathers. This windward facing beach is known for wide stretches of golden white sand. It is a great beach for body boarding or simply playing in the small waves. Be aware that these waves can sometimes be a bit rough. The sandbar extends pretty far out into the bay so the water generally tends to be shallow most of the time. Summertime is a favorite time to visit Waimanalo Beach.
At the north end of this five-mile sliver of sand is Bellows Field Beach Park. Bellows Field Air Force Station and Bellows Beach Park, or just “Bellows”, is believed to be the spot where the first Japanese prisoner from World War 2 was captured. On July 4th, 1964, Bellows Field Air Force Station turned over 46 acres of beachfront to the State of Hawaii for use by the public on weekends and national holidays. Waimanalo Beach is now also a favorite and camping spot on Oahu.
BIO about Douglas Peebles, Photographer of Waimanalo Beach Image:
Douglas Peebles stock photography collection includes stock photos of Hawaii, including Maui, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, and the Big Island. South Pacific stock photos include Tahiti, Fiji, French Polynesia, Samoa, Guam, Palau, Tonga, the Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea, Guam, New Zealand, and Easter Island. Other stock photo travel locations covered are the Pacific Coast of North America including Mexico, British Columbia, and Alaska. Image file subjects include islands, sunsets, volcanoes, beaches, waves, flowers, and many landscapes and aerial photography.
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