Bellows Beach is one of the best beaches to be found along Oahu’s southeastern shores. It is not particularly wide but it is very long and the quality of sand, although somewhat rougher, is comparable in color and cleanliness to beaches like Lani Kai. In fact, Bellows Beach is very similar in appearance to Lani Kai Beach except that it generally has ample parking, facilities, lifeguards, and shade.
Bellows Beach, as well as its sister beaches of Lani Kai and Kailua have a similar look and feel. Generally there are very nice but smaller waves that break along the shore making it a good place to learn to body board or surf (no surfing allowed between the two lifeguard towers) and the sand bottom makes it an ideal spot for a swim or just a dip. Unfortunately the significant downside to Bellows Beach is that it is prone to invasions of Jellyfish which come in with regularity at specific times of the month. Lifeguards will have signs placed along the beach on these occasions but they can occur here even at times when the postings are not in place.
Parking areas are located along the roadway and there are changing rooms but the only restrooms are portable toilets.
Please be advised that all beaches and ocean locations in Hawaii can be potentially dangerous including this location. Be completely aware of the ocean conditions prior to entering the water and of course, never turn your back on the ocean when you are on the shoreline. It should also be noted that all shorelines and beaches in Hawaii, including this one, can be frequented by sharks, jellyfish and other sea creatures which can provide potential harm to people entering the water. There is no lifeguard at this location.