Makua Beach can be found between two limestone points about one mile in length. Although the length generally stays the same, the width of the beach fluxgates from east to west during the seasons. Like other beaches around the islands, Makua Beach is formed and reformed on the whim of high surf, especially during the winter months. Also like many of the beaches along the Waianae Coast, this beach does not have the protection of off shore coral reefs, so the foreshore is always steep.
What ever the season you find yourself walking onto Makua Beach these changes in the beach do not take away from all of the wonderful family activities offered at Makua Beach. Some of the more favorite are bodyboarding, fishing, and swimming to name a few. However, what this beach does not have is a lifeguard station. So, if you are here to visit for the first time, please ask around with the locals, and find out what the water conditions are. If however, you do not find anyone around to ask, play it safe and find another beach with lifeguards stationed to complete your day. One wonderful beach area close to Makua is Ko Olina Lagoons.
A few of the activities at Makua Beach are bodyboarding, fishing and swimming.
If you are looking to travel to one of Hawaii's great beaches you may want to stay in one of the many Oahu vacation rentals while you are visiting.