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Oahu Beaches

While almost all Oahu beaches are beautiful and inviting, there are definitely some favorites that stand out and worth mentioning.  You have popular beaches that you might already be familiar with like Waikiki Beach, and big wave beaches up in the North Shore including Waimea Bay, and some magical beaches which you might not of heard of…like Waimanalo Bay on the Windward side.  Whether you’re seeking the most beautiful or discovering something more rustic, there are some amazing beaches on Oahu awaiting for you!

Oahu Beaches

Where is the best place to nestle your toes on Oahu beaches?
Discover your favorite Oahu beach below:

Warm aqua blue waters, reefs teeming with vividly colored fish, the softest powdery sands stretching a mile long, hidden beaches, beaches in coves, best sunrise and sunset beaches, small to supersized waves!  Whatever you're  looking for, there is an Oahu beach to indulge your pleasure.

With close to 100 Oahu beaches waiting to be explored, you might want to take a peek at what best beaches Hawaii has to offer before setting out on your beach exploration.

Whether you are trying to discover a magical beach, or searching for some beach that are bustling with activity, we have narrowed down the best of the best for you to choose from.

Click on the photos or links below to learn more about each spectacular Oahu beach, how to get there, maps, facilities, visiting tips, and what else is in the area!


Most Beautiful & Pristine Oahu Beaches

Turquoise blue waters, powdery white sands, swaying palms, ideal swimming conditions, and nothing but you, a book,  your sunhat, and the  rhythmic rolling of the waves...need I say more?


Best Action Packed Beaches

Now if you are looking to participate in the active water sports around you, there are no better beaches than the ones below to do just that.  Or if you just want to be in the middle of the action, these beaches have some of the best people watching...


Best North Shore Beaches

Big wave surfers chasing the world's biggest waves in the North Shore's most famous beaches  warrant a visit to Oahu's legendary North Shore...


Best Body Surfing & Bodyboarding Beaches

Some of Oahu's best shore breaks  perfect for body surfing and bodyboarding make these beaches a favorite for locals ...


Best Oahu Beaches Awaiting Discovery

If you make it out to these beaches, you will have little competition for some of the longest stretches of beautiful uncrowded white sand beaches in Oahu...

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The above list of the best Oahu beaches should satisfy any discerning beachcomber's requirements for beauty, relaxation, adventure, water sports, and just plain "whiling" away on soft, warm, sand while palm trees sway as the tropical sun leaves you sunkissed and sighing with content.



Aloha & Enjoy!!