There's room to spread out along the half-mile of fine sand and rolling breakers at Sandy Beach, which lures frisky teens and college kdis from Metro Honolulu to bodyboard, hook up, baste the tan, and trumpet car stereos. On sunny weekends, when the conditions are prime, the place amps. Bring your own shade, or retreat from the scene to the north end of the beach where grass and a few trees add to the tranquility. Next stop up the coast (a coastal walk from the far end of Sandy) is Irma's, which also draws surfers, but is more known for its tidepools.
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