More info: Waimea Beach Park to the right of the bay is where the winter swells usually top out and surfing the bay along with Sunset Beach and the Banzai Pipeline is almost considered a pilgrimage amongst the pro-surfers who visit from around the world. In summer the waves flatten out and the waters remain calm, surfers are scarce, and families take over the beach. Abundant white sand and deep turquoise blue waters with no reefs or submerged rocks create a picture-perfect beach paradise.
At the end of the peninsular point is the iconic Mission of Sts. Peter and Paul church and the remains of Pu'u o Mahuka, an important heiau (Hawaiian temple) can still be seen above the bay.