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North Shore Beaches

View of Waime beach North-Shore, Oahu with high surf
Waimea Beach: Heading south from Sunset Beach along Kamehameha Hwy, towards Haleiwa, you’ll pass by one of Oahu’s most enjoyed environments. Waimea Bay is a treasure ... More »
Location: North Shore | Lifeguard: YES | Facilities: YES | Surfing: YES
Banzai Pipeline: Located at Ehukai Park across form Sunset Beach Elementary School is the infamous Banzai Pipeline. “Ehukai” means “sea spray”. Banzai, in Japanese, ... More »
Location: North Shore | Lifeguard: YES | Facilities: YES | Surfing: YES
View of calm Sunset beach, North-Shore, Oahu
Sunset Beach got its name because the track of property that was for sale there was labeled the Sunset track and, of course, the area was known for its amazing ... More »
Location: North Shore | Lifeguard: YES | Facilities: YES | Surfing: YES
Just west of Kahuku Point, the most northern tip of Oahu is Kawela (Turtle) Beach. Inside the bay is a quiet secluded beach that offers a great getaway, or a private ... More »
Location: North Shore | Lifeguard: YES | Facilities: YES | Surfing: YES
 

Windward (East) Coast Beaches

Sunset view of Malaekahana Beach Park, Oahu, Hawaii
About two miles north of the Polynesian Cultural Center, north of the Malaekahana State Recreation Area, is Malaekahana Beach. It is a lovely wooded beach park with ... More »
Location: Windward (East) Coast | Lifeguard: NO | Facilities: YES | Surfing: YES
View of Kahana Bay Beach Park, Oahu, Hawaii
Kahana Beach is about a half-hour drive north of Kaneohe nestled along the nape of Ahupua'a O Kahana State Park. It is a crescent-shape sandy beach dotted with iron ... More »
Location: Windward (East) Coast | Lifeguard: NO | Facilities: YES | Surfing: NO
Sunrise view of Kualoa Beach Park, Oahu
Traveling north on Kamehameha Hwy. about 11 miles north of Kaneohe, at the northern edge of Kaneohe Bay, is Kualoa Beach Park. This little sliver of golden white ... More »
Location: Windward (East) Coast | Lifeguard: YES | Facilities: YES | Surfing: YES
Standup paddling at Kailua Beach, Oahu
North of Alala Point and Lanikai Beach, is Kailua Beach, another of the most popular on Oahu. Kailua means “two currents in the sea”. People flock here year round ... More »
Location: Windward (East) Coast | Lifeguard: YES | Facilities: YES | Surfing: YES
Having fun at Lanikai Beach, Oahu
Lanikai Beach is north of Bellows Beach and south of Alala Point in Kailua. It is one of the most photographed beaches in Hawaii, so you’ll definitely get a few ... More »
Location: Windward (East) Coast | Lifeguard: YES | Facilities: YES | Surfing: NO
View of Waimanalo Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
Waimanalo Beach is a 38-acre park with athletic fields and other facilities. Waimanalo means “potable water”. Waimanalo Beach boasts the longest white sandy beach ... More »
Location: Windward (East) Coast | Lifeguard: YES | Facilities: YES | Surfing: YES
View of secluded Makapuu Beach, Oahu
Makapu’u Beach is 3 miles north of Sandy Beach on Kulanianaole Hwy, around Makapu’u Point, the most eastern tip of Oahu. Makapu’u Point State Wayside Park is a 38-acre ... More »
Location: Windward (East) Coast | Lifeguard: YES | Facilities: YES | Surfing: YES
 

South Shore Beaches

Aerial view of Sandy Beach, Honolulu, Oahu
Sandy Beach or “Sandy’s”, is located just over 2 miles from the Hanauma Bay Natural Preserve Park, at the base of Koko Head crater. It is the most famous body ... More »
Location: South Shore | Lifeguard: YES | Facilities: YES | Surfing: YES
View to Oahu
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve: Being in such close proximity to Waikiki, Hanauma Beach is the most visited snorkel site on Oahu. The snorkeling inside this volcanic ... More »
Location: South Shore | Lifeguard: YES | Facilities: YES | Surfing: NO
View to Hawaii
Waikiki Beach is a 2-mile stretch of shoreline from the Hilton Hawaiian Village to the Outrigger Canoe Club. Waikiki translates to “spouting water”. Waikiki was ... More »
Location: South Shore | Lifeguard: YES | Facilities: YES | Surfing: YES
Aerial view of Ala Moana Beach with Waikiki, Oahu
Ala Moana Regional Park sits directly across from the Ala Moana Shopping Center, just west of Waikiki. It was once part of the same wetlands until they dredged ... More »
Location: South Shore | Lifeguard: YES | Facilities: YES | Surfing: YES
 

Leeward (West) Coast Beaches

Aerial view of Ko Olina Beach, Oahu
Ko Olina Resort & Marina is 19 miles west of Pearl Harbor, just passed Makakilo on the H1 freeway. The alluring Ko Olina Resort & Marina, one of the newest resorts ... More »
Location: Leeward (West) Coast | Lifeguard: YES | Facilities: YES | Surfing: NO
Surfer at Makaha Beach at Leeward Coast, Oahu
Twelve and a half miles north of Ko Olina, and just north of Waianae along Farrington Hwy, is Makaha Beach. This park is located right off of the road, so it would ... More »
Location: Leeward (West) Coast | Lifeguard: YES | Facilities: YES | Surfing: YES
View of beautiful Pokai Bay Beach, Oahu
Poka'i Beach - Along the sun-drenched shores of western Oahu, south of the Waianae Boat Harbor, is Poka’i Bay. The bay is named after a Hawaiian voyaging Chief, ... More »
Location: Leeward (West) Coast | Lifeguard: YES | Facilities: YES | Surfing: YES
View of Keawaula Beach at Yokohama Bay, Oahu
Six and a half miles north of Makaha, near the most north western tip of Oahu, where the Waianae Range meets the ocean, is Yokohama Beach. Officially named Keawaula ... More »
Location: Leeward (West) Coast | Lifeguard: YES | Facilities: YES | Surfing: YES