Oahu Beaches

Oahu Beaches

What are you most looking forward to on your trip to Oahu? The answer is easy. It’s the beach! Hawaiian beaches are world famous, and there are so many that you will want to visit during your trip. We’ve compiled a list of our most favorite Oahu beaches for you to visit during your vacation, giving you a head start on the planning of your upcoming vacation. You will not want to miss out on the sand, surf, and ocean that surrounds the island, our little slice of paradise.

Great Oahu Beaches for Your Trip

North Shore
The most famous beaches on Oahu, and perhaps in all of Hawaii, are found on the world-famous North Shore, where big waves and surf competitions are the star of the show. Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach, and Banzai Pipeline are the big 3 beaches, but there are hidden beaches tucked around the North Shore, the more secluded, the better!

 Ko’olina/Leeward Oahu
The beaches of Leeward Oahu are mostly beaches that locals and residents of the island flock to, but the beaches that are found along the Leeward Coast include the resorts of Ko’olina, where Oahu’s biggest and best resorts are found. There are manmade lagoons that are the perfect place to spend a day with families, just steps from resorts, and also picturesque beaches that are a little farther up the coast.

Waikiki Beach and Ala Moana Beach Park
Two Oahu beaches that you will surely visit, Waikiki Beach is one of the most famous beaches in the world, a place that you will become very familiar with during your trip. The gentle waves are perfect for a day of family fun in the sun or just lounging on the beach, and there is a place on the sand that is within close vicinity to your hotel.

Ala Moana Beach Park is one of the best places on the island to discover, with walking trails, a huge park, and gentle ocean conditions that are great for families. Often less crowded than Waikiki Beach, Ala Moana Beach park is a short drive from Waikiki, and with ample parking, a convenient way to enjoy an Oahu Beach.

Windward Oahu
There are beaches all over the island that you at least need to see, but the Oahu beaches on Windward coast are places that you need to experience. Kailua Beach and Lanikai Beach are two of Oahu’s most picturesque beaches, and each has been named America’s Best Beach. A little further south is Waimanalo Beach and Beach Park, probably one of the most beautiful beaches in Hawaii. Windward Oahu beaches feature powder white sand, picturesque views, and crystal clear water that will take your breath away. Ocean conditions can vary depending on the day, but in most cases, the ocean is perfectly safe for those who can swim well.  

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