Beaches in Honolulu

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  • Ottawa52
    Canada46 contributions
    The very top end of the beach by the Hilton Lagoon is rocky otherwise beautiful Sandy beach and awesome temps. Friday night fireworks at the Hilton Lagoon end of the beach are an absolute MUST! They are amazing. Boardwalk goes most of the way from the top end. Lots of bars, restaurants and shops you can access. It is Waikiki and areas of the beach can be crowded. And it’s hot there. You will want some shade. Umbrellas available for rent or find a palm tree. Many people swim in the early evening when the sand isn’t hot
    Written 2 October 2022
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  • Cary L
    San Diego, CA695 contributions
    This large urban park sits right on the water in the heart of the city. It has a long, uncrowded beach, a protected lagoon for children, acres of trees and lawns, ample free parking, and accessible walking paths. Every evening, people gather here to watch the sunset. Add the nearby hotels, restaurants, and shops, and this is so much better than Waikiki.
    Written 3 October 2022
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  • Llewellyn53
    Melbourne, Australia4,055 contributions
    A good sized park located between Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head. There are frequently displays, free Hawaiian Band Concerts and today the Waikiki Art Fest, Zoo Wall Art and the Na Hula Festival all on the one day.
    Written 7 August 2022
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  • mcgon1979
    Cabinteely, Ireland120 contributions
    Yikes. Shocked to see the recent reviews.. Yes there are several homeless people who live near the pier but the beach itself didn't have homeless on it and it was clean and safe. The beach seat rental hut was well staffed and we felt safe the entire time there. Water was not too crowded either way beach. I imagine weekends are more crowded everywhere in Waikiki. I loved kuhio and would return with my kids age 6 and 8. I often feel intimidated by the homeless it mentally ill but it wasn't an issue here. Saw them on the strip in front of these beaches but also do a very high police presence and ambassador level. The ambassador's wear bright polo shirts and walk up and Waikiki beach area to support tourists. Looks like everything is back to normal.
    Written 14 April 2022
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  • gibi96
    Kapolei, HI9 contributions
    Every stay is excellent! Of course, having a beautiful, white sand beach steps from your room can’t be beat. The rooms can accommodate a couple or an ohana w/children renovated with a Hawaiian touch. Experience true “aloha” spirit from the moment you drive up. The valet, Mike, greets you with a big smile, then staff at the front desk from Rob to Kalei to Quintin and the bell & beach SRVC staff CJ and Jonathan and the restaurant staff Jen and Jenny all exude aloha x 10! They are so helpful with requests and always try to accommodate guests.
    A gem at the east end of Waikiki where the views of the ocean and mountains greet you each morning. No other place in Waikiki I’d rather stay!
    Written 5 September 2022
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  • Thata Portugal
    Vancouver, Canada204 contributions
    This is a quite interesting place. This is not a beach, it’s literally the back of some houses which have a wall that leads to the ocean. There seems to be a place where locals go to fish and jump into the water/swim for fun. Not the most comfortable place to stay for very long, but definitely very beautiful
    Written 28 June 2022
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  • london057
    Dublin, OH407 contributions
    First of all this a better beach than Waikiki. Second the water is claim even in the winter. Third this a public beach. Lastly, there is lovely resort on this beach .
    Written 31 December 2021
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  • Beach Bum Oasis Travel
    Southaven, MS274 contributions
    Beaches are my 💙. Clear beautiful water. Nice waves to enjoy. Great for snorkeling. There’s a lagoon for small children or for wading. Not too crowded like Waikiki Beach. There’s a shower and bathroom near by. Two volleyball nets close by as well.
    Written 3 January 2021
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  • TravelingmanKC
    Kansas City, MO185 contributions
    I always visit Sans Souci Beach Park when I come to Oahu. Less crowded than Waikiki Beach, very serene. Seems to be popular with locals.
    Written 18 June 2022
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  • Hunnicutts
    Friendswood, TX84 contributions
    We drove here the first day we had a car and thought it was beautiful! We climbed down to the beach and took a few pictures. On the last day we had a vehicle, we decided to go back and spend a longer amount of time. We are so glad we did! It is so beautiful! The second time we went, we climbed down and then climbed around. Might have gotten my phone wet to the point I had to get a new one once I got home (see picture attached), but it was so worth it. We swam for a little while, but did not go out too far as the waves are rough. Have swim shoes for sure! Most beautiful place either of us have ever been!
    Written 26 September 2022
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  • vegates
    Honolulu, HI268 contributions
    I love the Kahala coast beaches. There is so much street parking and easy access, it's hard not to want to stop. One issue for some, is there are no bathrooms or showers. That's where Waialae Beach Park comes in!

    Located just outside of the Kahala Resort area, it's super easy to find and park in the dedicated free parking. Look for the park with the giant bridge connecting the two sides. The park has nice restrooms, plenty of showers, picnic tables, charcoal disposal areas, and a shade stand for parties or people wanting to stay out of the sun.

    The beach here is gorgeous; it offers a view of Kahala all the way to Hawaii-Kai and Koko Head beyond. It's very shallow, easy to wade or walk out far. The bottom is a mix of tough coral rock and soft sand, so watch where you step. The sand is nice here. There are many trees that offer to shade to those wishing to keep cool. It's also a nice and easy walk to the little islands at the resort, all open to the public of course.

    This is a genuinely nice place to spend the afternoon, not at all far from the bustling beaches of Waikiki.
    Written 4 December 2018
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  • rickh57
    Woodburn, OR367 contributions
    There were some big waves crashing in with lots of surfers riding them.

    We watched for several minutes, enjoying the blue water and landscape. It was a fun spot to visit.
    Written 8 July 2021
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  • ITRT
    Virginia37,937 contributions
    What is confusing to the visitor is the number of times the name of a beach changes. Ewa (Kapilina) Beach on Iroquois Point in a secured community. However, Hawaii’s public beach access law makes it illegal to prohibit beach access. When you arrive at the gate, simply tell the guard you are going to the beach. The guard checks your driver’s license and makes note of your license plate number and then you can enjoy Kapilina Beach. The sand is full of pebbles and the sunset we saw was just okay. Dogs are allowed on this beach. There was live music and a food venue called D’Lish at the Beach (food was lousy). There are picnic tables with shades scattered throughout. Only residents are allowed to use the sunshades on the beach itself. However, restrooms and showers are available to all. The beach has been known as Pu'uloa Beach, formerly Iroquois Point Beach, and Ewa Beach. I did enjoy the live music which I think is available only on weekends.
    Written 1 April 2022
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  • JDSoui
    Crowley, TX6,021 contributions
    Without question this is a hidden gem. There is a walking path to beach access with very few people around 6:30am - 7:00am.

    The beach area was quiet and the morning sun and waves offered great pictures. Worth stopping by if in the area.
    Written 18 July 2022
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