Located near the western corner of Oahu’s North Shore, not far from Haleiwa, is this lovely little pristine stretch of sand. Despite not being that far from anywhere Polo beach has a wonderfully secluded feel to it with its backdrop of ironwood trees. Often as not the beach here will be empty but don’t be surprised to see horses being ridden on the beach - after all it is named for the Polo Club next door.
The water here is an enticing turquoise color and Polo beach is generally more sheltered than other spots on the North Shore. That said there are no lifeguards here so always take care and check the conditions before entering the sea.
This is a great spot for wildlife watching; time it right and you might spot migrating whales off the coast whilst monk seals and sea turtles can be seen year-round.
With its air of seclusion, Polo beach has been considered clothing-optional for many years. There has been some friction with local residents over recent years so it is recommended that you stay further out of view towards the eastern end of the beach if you do want to nude sunbathe.
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