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Waikiki Beach and Kuhio Beach Park
Side by side in the middle of Waikiki's legendary shoreline, these two beaches present the essence of Waikiki: white sand framed by Diamond Head, historic hotels, and the sparkling blue Pacific. Queen's and Canoes surf breaks are just off the shore, catamarans and outrigger canoes line the beach, and sunbathers stretch out in all directions.
Waimea Bay Beach Park
This marine protected area framed by rocks and boulders on both sides sees pods of spinner dolphins gracing the bay in the summer when the water is calm and perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Don't forget to leap off Jump Rock.
This is the quintessential North Shore beach. The coarse sand made of tiny bits of coral and shells stretches out in both directions and is thick with tropical vegetation along the dune. Walk north to the point for an unspoiled view of the Wai‘anae Mountains.
Sandy Beach Park
Set along the dramatic volcanic southeast coast next to Halona Blowhole, Sandy Beach is a popular sunbathing locale with an infamous pounding shorebreak and the best bodysurfing on the island.
Makapu‘u Beach Park
On the southeastern tip of the island, Makapu‘u offers a fine white sand beach and amazing views of the predominant headland, Ko‘olau cliffs, and offshore islands. There is great snorkeling along the headland, tidepools, and whale-watching during the winter.
Kailua Beach Park
Fine white sand gently arcing up the coast for four miles; crystal clear water with a sandy bottom that's perfect for swimming, stand-up paddling, and kayaking; a grassy and shady park; rental outfitters and dining across the street—what isn't to love about Kailua Beach Park?
Moku Nui, Mokulua Islands
Sometimes it's not about size, but perspective. This small sandy beach is on the leeward side of Moku Nui, the larger of the Mokulua Islands, just a quick kayak jaunt off the Lanikai shoreline. Witness amazing views of mainland O‘ahu, spanning Makapu‘u to Kane‘ohe, from a vantage point not many others will see.
Kahana Bay Beach Park
Set in a deep bay, the natural scenery here is breathtaking, the water is shallow and calm, and the peace and tranquility are tangible. It's perfect for families looking to escape the crowds.
Makaha Beach Park
A classic venue on the leeward coast for taking in the sunset, Makaha has a wide beach, great wave, and is soaked in sun. When the water is calm, the area has a reef for snorkelers to explore and is great for swimming.