Sandy Beach

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For the Canadian village, see Sandy Beach, Alberta. For the harmlet, see Sandy Beach, New York. For the video game, see Sandy Beach (video game).
Hawaiʻi Kai's Sandy Beach

Sandy Beach (location 21°17′5″N 157°40′20″W / 21.28472°N 157.67222°W / 21.28472; -157.67222) is a beach on the South Shore of Oʻahu in Hawaiʻi. It is known for its excellent bodyboarding and bodysurfing opportunities due to shore break that breaks very close to the shore. Consequently, more injuries occur per year at Sandy Beach than any other beach in Hawaiʻi, earning it the infamous nickname, "break-neck" beach.[1] The water is especially dangerous during high surf, when strong rip currents are present. The beach park is located between Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve Park on the west and Makapuʻu Point on east along 8800 Kalanianaʻole Highway in Hawaiʻi Kai, on Honolulu's southside neighborhood.[2]

In October 2014, Honolulu City Council member Stanley Chang proposed changing the name of Sandy Beach to "President Barack Obama Sandy Beach Park." The plans were dropped due to opposition from the public. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sandy Beach". Oahu Sports and Activities. aloha-hawaii.com. Retrieved 2009-10-28. 
  2. ^ "Sandy's Beach". Oahu Beaches. HawaiiWeb.com. Retrieved 2009-10-28. 
  3. ^ "Honolulu officials drop plan to name Sandy Beach for Obama". Retrieved 2014-10-23. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Sandy Beach at Wikimedia Commons