Beaches

Oahu has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Discover your favorite today. Stop by the Expedia Local Expert Concierge for recommendations and directions.
The beaches are as varied as the people that inhabit the Islands. Whether you just want to enjoy the sand – or you’re a sports nut that wants to do it all – there’s a beach to fit your interests listed here. (All beaches except Diamond Head have lifeguards, toilets, concession stands, and showers.)

Duke Kahanamoku Beach
Named for Hawaii’s famous Olympic swimming champion, this is a hard-packed beach with the only shade trees on the sand in Waikiki.

 

In front of Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa

Fort
DeRussy Beach Park
This is one of the finest beaches on the south side of Oahu. Wide, soft, ultrawhite sand with gently lapping waves make it a family favorite for everything from sand volleyball to a heavily- shaded grass grilling area.

 

In front of Fort DeRussy and Hale Koa Hotel

 

Gray’s Beach
The tides often put sand space at a premium, but you can get a glimpse of the old Waikiki here. Have a mai tai while you decide whether to rent a parrot from one of the bird men of Waikiki.

 

In front of Halekulani

 

Kahaloa & Ulukou Beaches
Wide beaches – and bikini clad crowds. You’ll find most of the sailing catamaran charters or surfboard and outrigger canoe rentals at these beaches. Music and outdoor dancing at Duke’s Bar and Grill beckon as the sun sets.

 

In front of Royal Hawaiian Hotel and Westin Moana Surfrider

 

Kuhio Beach Park
A landscaped boardwalk that borders the sand provides a great setting for a romantic walk any time of day. There are free hula and Hawaiian music performances nightly at 6:30 p.m. and a torch-lighting ceremony at sunset on the weekends.

 

Past the Sheraton Moana Surfrider Hotel to Kapahulu Avenue pier

 

Queen’s Surf
Once the site of Queen Lili’uokalani’s beach house – there’s a mélange of locals that frequent this beach. Every weekend movie screens are set up in the sand, and a major motion picture is shown after the sun sets. In the daytime, there are banyan trees for shade and volleyball nets for pros and amateurs. The water fronting Queen’s Surf is an aquatic preserve providing the best snorkeling in Waikiki.

 

151 Kapahulu Avenue – Across from the entrance to Honolulu Zoo

 

Sans Souci
Nicknamed “Dig Me Beach” because of the overwhelming display of bikini clad bathers. It’s a small rectangular area, but it has shallow, safe water that makes it ideal for a leisurely swim. Serious swimmers and triathletes also like to swim in the channel that is beyond the reef.

 

Across from Kapi’olani Park 

 

Diamond Head
You’ll have to enjoy hiking to reach this beautiful, remote spot at the base of Diamond Head crater. The beach is just a small strip of sand with lots of coral in the water. The natural views looking out from the point are spectacular.

 

At the base of Diamond Head
 
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