We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Duke Kahanamoku Beach

#163 of 510 things to do in Oahu
Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Oahu, HI
Description:

Named after the former olympian Duke Kahanamoku.

Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 207.99*
and up
Honolulu History and Culture Segway Tour
More Info
US$ 177.99*
and up
Sunset on the Beach Segway Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 62 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Nice evening walk

Lots of people at the beach trying to relax. There is a small pool (naturally formed I guess) where children can hangout with some toys. I was there for an evening walking along... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 October 2016
tejpav16 a
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

62 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 38: English reviews
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Lots of people at the beach trying to relax. There is a small pool (naturally formed I guess) where children can hangout with some toys. I was there for an evening walking along the coastline - had great fun eating, meeting new people

Helpful?
Thank tejpav16 a
Honolulu, Hawaii
Level Contributor
19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

The beach is not as crowded as the rest of the Waikiki beaches. However, there is lots of rocks in the water so it's not ideal to play in the water there. Water is calm. Lagoon is protected by rocks do almost no waves or very small. Good surf spot Kaiser is close by. At the end of the parking... More 

Helpful?
Thank DanielsHawaii
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Relaxing at the Duke Kahanamoku Beach is worth taking in the sun, wonderful beverages, tasty large nachos, good service, fireworks are enjoyable although, the number of people during can be overwhelming.

Helpful?
Thank cstvyers
Level Contributor
370 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Waikiki is one long beach with hotels,restaurant and shops. Duke Kahanamoku Beach is just one of many. Like all the others it is gorgeous, especially at sunset. Catch the weekly fireworks.

Helpful?
Thank Stefan L
Little Rock, Arkansas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We had a great time!!!! The food is superb, the drinks were great, and the ice cream and cake was delicious and not too expensive for what you got.

Helpful?
Thank ngillerson
Decatur, Georgia
Level Contributor
96 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

My kids (12 and 15 years old) enjoyed the sand bottom and lack of waves in the lagoon, when they wanted a break from the ocean. I would think that this would be ideal for anyone with really little kids, if the waves at the beach are too much. Nice place to relax and read a book, while the kids... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mikes-Opinion
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Level Contributor
73 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

It's a very nice but busy Beach where you can walk around, relax on the sand or just stop by for lookout. Parking is difficult to find. There are alot of people at this beach but nevertheless it was a fantastic sunset

Helpful?
Thank avatarjennie
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
216 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

Very popular and a little tricky to find but the food was great! The fish tacos were amazing and the ribs are some of the best I ever had!! Great views of the water and beach, great service, great everything. Only downside would be the wait. One hour and 15 minutes but you will know why once you dig in.

Helpful?
Thank Adam J
Level Contributor
120 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

This is just a nice but busy area .fairly crowded all the time . A good time to be there is early morning before the rush . Day time lovely sand and water and opportunities to hire a swagger of water toys but at faily high prices . Go 1 street back to find hire equipment at a fraction of... More 

Helpful?
Thank westernozsandman
CA
Level Contributor
78 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Even though it's very crowded this is a fun beach to walk down in the evenings to enjoy a nice stroll

Helpful?
Thank JV2006

Travellers who viewed Duke Kahanamoku Beach also viewed

 

Been to Duke Kahanamoku Beach? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Duke Kahanamoku Beach staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?