While almost all Oahu beaches are beautiful and inviting, there are definitely some favorites that stand out and are worth mentioning. You have popular, world renown beaches like Waikiki Beach, big-wave surfing beaches in the North Shore including Waimea Bay, and some gorgeous, local favorite beaches which you might not have heard of…like Waimanalo Bay on the Windward side. Whether you’re seeking the most beautiful or something more rustic, there are some amazing beaches on Oahu that await you!
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 the best beaches Oahu has to offer before setting out on your beach exploration.
Whether you are trying to discover magical, secluded beaches, or searching for beaches that are bustling with activity, we have narrowed down the best of the best for you to choose from.
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? Check out these Windward side spots like Lanikai Beach.
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 like Waikiki Beach, these beaches are some of the best for people watching...
Some of Oahu's best shore breaks perfect for body surfing and body boarding make these south shore beaches a favorite for locals...includes popular Waikiki Walls.
There are a few great beaches that are best known for the marine life that surrounds it, like Hanauma Bay. Check out natural volcanic bays & coves that are home to a variety of fish, and offers some amazing snorkeling. Other beaches are home to Green Sea Turtles and Hawaiian Monk Seals.
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...
Here are 3 Windward beaches that you might not be familiar with, but could be treasure finds on busy weekends, or when you simply want to be away from crowds and enjoy beautiful beach scenery.
Some are located in neighborhoods like Kamala Beach, and others have iconic wonders to look at like Kualoa Beach that neighbors Chinaman’s Hat.
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 sun-kissed and sighing with
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