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Oahu's Best Beaches

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Oahu's beaches can be enjoyed on the shore or in the water. There are dozens of great beaches, but these are the select few that provide pure enjoyment, entertainment, and relaxation. read more about Oahu's Best Beaches

Waikiki

Waikiki

  • Waikiki Beachfront
  • tel:+1 808 951 4088/ +1 888 904 4088 (Information Center)
  • Visit website
  • Honolulu, 96815

If you're coming to Oahu, at least once during your visit, you must make your way to Waikiki. Take off your shoes and wiggle your toes in the warm, golden sand. The two-mile stretch of beach along Kalakaua Avenue is home to some iconic hotels and monuments such as the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Duke Kahanamoku statue, and the ghostly Nattatorium War Memorial. If you're feeling particularly daring, ask a beach boy for a surf lesson at Queen's or Canoes. As the sun sets, make your way to Duke's Restaurant and Barefoot Bar for a cocktail and to watch the longboarders catch peaceful rides to shore. Then, if you have energy, enjoy the nightlife at the Skybar, Rumors, or any of Waikiki's several night clubs and bars. read more about Waikiki

Ala Moana Beach Park

Ala Moana Beach Park

Hanauma Bay Marine Preserve

Hanauma Bay Marine Preserve

  • 7455 Kalanianaole Highway
  • (Kalanianaole Highway at the Hanauma Bay turnoff)
  • tel:+1 808 396 4229 / +1 808 397 5840 (Education Program)
  • Visit website
  • Honolulu, 96825

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is one of the most spectacular natural resources in the state of Hawaii. For over a decade, efforts have been made to maintain this pristine marine ecosystem. With over three million visitors annually, restorations made to Hanauma have successfully made this place both an educational and memorable recreational experience. A short video welcomes visitors, encouraging them to serve as stewards to Hanauma's living yet fragile reef. read more about Hanauma Bay Marine Preserve

Bellows Field Beach Park

Bellows Field Beach Park

  • 2270 Kalakaua Avenue
  • Suite 801
  • Honolulu, 96815
Kailua Beach Park

Kailua Beach Park

  • 450 Kawailoa Road
  • tel:+1 808 692 5585
  • Visit website
  • Kailua, 96734
Lanikai Beach (Mokulua's)

Lanikai Beach (Mokulua's)

  • Mokulua Drive
  • Kailua, 96734

'Lanikai' means "heavenly sea," and the name is fitting for this small neighborhood in Kailua. Lanikai Beach, which consistently ranks among the world's top beaches, is known for its clear, turquoise water and expanse of soft white sand. This is one of the island's best beaches for tranquil waters and swimming. The two small islands sitting offshore are the Mokuluas, and are protected bird sanctuaries. North Mokulua is open to the public during the day and accessible by kayak, making for a perfect day trip. read more about Lanikai Beach (Mokulua's)

Pupukea Beach

Pupukea Beach

Ehukai Beach Park

Ehukai Beach Park

  • 2270 Kalakaua Avenue
  • Suite 801
  • Honolulu, 96815
Waimea Bay Beach Park

Waimea Bay Beach Park

  • 61-031 Kamehameha Highway
  • Haleiwa, 96712
Sunset Beach Park

Sunset Beach Park

  • 59-104 Kamehameha Highway
  • Haleiwa, 96712