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Mesmerizing Oahu Background Images

Top 12 Oahu background images for Zoom and meeting apps, computer screen savers, and other media backgrounds.  Simply browse and download your favorites Oahu pictures to Pinterest or your collection and apply as your background.  We have chosen some of the most iconic locations around the island and other favorite moments in Hawaii that I hope you will enjoy.

Makapuu Lighthouse taken from the viewing deck up top.Makapuu Lighthouse

Top 12 Oahu Background Images

Choose your favorite images taken from around the island.  Check out Oahu Beach including Lanikai Beach, Waimea Bay, and Waikiki Beach.  Make a statement with Hawaii iconic landmarks such as Chinaman’s Hat, Aloha Tower and Diamond Head.

Climb new heights from the Koko Crater Trail and Lanikai Pillbox Hike.  Find peace in a sunset or a wave exploding in the air.  Hope you like our choices and good luck and choosing one…or some.

Lanikai Beach

Lanikai Beach Drone captures the breathtaking beauty of Lanikai Beach from a unique aerial perspective, showcasing its pristine turquoise waters, powdery white sand, and stunning Mokulua Islands in the distance. 🏖️🌴

What backdrop is more stunning than Lanikai Beach? It’s the most popular beach in Hawaii and for good reason.

This Oahu beach is surrounding by majestic aqua blue waters, powdery white sand, beach homes, palm trees, and beautiful hillside.

This Lanikai pic was taken from a drone in the sky. It gives a nice perspective to the beach, ocean, and neighborhood homes.

Sunrise & Sunsets

The Waikiki Beach sunset paints the sky with a mesmerizing palette of vibrant colors, creating a breathtaking and romantic atmosphere as the sun sinks below the horizon, casting a golden glow over the sparkling ocean waves. 🌅🏖️

One of the most magical pictures taken in Hawaii are sunrises and sunsets, and they make the most dramatic Oahu background images.  This Oahu picture was taken on Kapiolani Beach in Waikiki during a late sunset.

While most visitors have vacated Waikiki Beach after the sun sets, there is always a good handful of beach goers that stick around after, and they seek every last moment of daylight to play on the beach and last moments in the water.

Mokulua Islands

The Mokulua Islands, also known as Na Mokulua or the Mokes, are twin islets off the coast of Oahu, offering a picturesque destination for kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and exploring the stunning beaches and wildlife. 🏝️🚣

Part of Lanikai’s magic are the Mokulua Islands that sit off the coast of Lanikai Beach.  During the day you can watch kayakers, paddle boarders, outriggers, and other water vehicles make the 2 mile journey out towards these small islands.

One of the best views of the Mokuluas (also known as the Mokes) is from the top of the Lanikai Pillbox Trail.

Waikiki Beach - Kuhio Beach Stretch

Waikiki Beach is a world-famous stretch of golden sand and turquoise waters, known for its iconic views, vibrant atmosphere, and excellent surfing conditions. 🏖️🌊

There are 125 beaches on Oahu, and Waikiki is the most popular amongst them.  And happens to be the most popular of Oahu background images.

There are 8 sections across to 2 miles of Waikiki Beach.  And while each section has its own defining characteristics and popularity, we have decided to feature the Kuhio Beach section.

It’s an active section of Waikiki Beach, featuring 2 protective pools, providing calm swimming activities for beach visitors.

Beautiful Diamond Head

Diamond Head in Oahu is a stunning volcanic crater with panoramic views of Honolulu and the Pacific Ocean, offering a popular hiking destination for outdoor enthusiasts and a picturesque backdrop for memorable experiences. 🌋🌺

There is no other landmark on Oahu that is more iconic than Diamond Head.  Originally named Le Ahi by ancient Hawaiians, for its Ahi Tuna dorsal fin resemblance on the upper brown ridge.

Later in the 1800’s British sailors saw sparkles coming from the top of the extinct volcano, and climbed it in the hopes of finding some…none found.  Diamond Head today continues to impress incoming visitors with its bold presence.

Waimea Bay in the Summer

Waimea Bay is a stunning and iconic beach on Oahu's North Shore, known for its massive waves, beautiful golden sand, and breathtaking natural beauty. 🏖️🌊

Waimea Bay is a favorite! And that feeling was shared by many including ancient Hawaiians who lived in neighboring Waimea Valley and frequented the bay, where even Captain Cook landed back in 1779.

When you drive a few miles past Haleiwa in the North Shore, there is a ridge along the hillside that provides an amazing view of the bay before preceding down to the beach.

This is where we captured this grand image of Waimea Bay.  The only thing better is being down on the beach itself!

Iconic Chinaman's Hat

Chinaman's Hat on Oahu is a picturesque and iconic island off the coast of Kualoa Regional Park, resembling a traditional Asian conical hat, offering visitors a unique and beautiful spot for hiking, picnicking, and enjoying the stunning views. 🏝️🌺

On the Windard (east) side of the island near Kualoa Ranch you can see Chinaman’s Hat sitting peacefully off the coast.  This Iconic location got its name for the unique shape and resemblance.

The Hawaiian originally named it Mokoli’I, which means little lizard. The myth tells the story of a giant lizard tail that was cut off and thrown into the ocean…forming the distinct shape of the island.

Wave Splash at Makapu'u Tidepools

The Makapuu Tidepool Wave offers an exhilarating experience for surfers and a picturesque setting for visitors to witness the power and beauty of the ocean along the southeastern coast of Oahu. 🌊🏄

Some Oahu pics are just cool moments captured in the moment.  Photographing waves are fun and rewarding when you capture the essences of its magic.  And they make great Oahu background images!

And some of those moments happen when the rolling force of the waves smash up against sea walls and rocky shorelines.  This photograph was taken at a spot called Makapu’u Tide Pools, located below the Makapuu Light House.

Large waves would smash into the rocky coast and fan-out as they sprayed into the air.  With a click of the camera sometimes you get lucky!

Kaena Point Coast

Kaena Point is a breathtaking and remote nature reserve located on the westernmost tip of Oahu, offering stunning coastal views, wildlife sightings, and a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. 🌊🐦

Where the road ends…Kaena Pt begins.  Most visitors never see this secluded 153 acre state park, because it’s one of the farthest points to travel to on the island, and it sits away from all other Oahu attractions.

The Kaena Pt hiking trail hugs the rugged coast, and offers some rewarding views along the way if you make the 2 mile hike out to the bird sanctuary located at the west-northern tip of the island.

Koko Crater Steps to the Top

The Koko Head Steps is a challenging yet rewarding hike consisting of steep railway ties that lead to the summit of Koko Crater, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and the ocean. 🏔️🌊

It will take 1045 steps to reach this view!  The Koko Crater Steps are located near Hanauma Bay, and were originally a railway to transport military supplies to the top during World War II.

All that remains today are the railroad ties for hikers to trek up to the summit.  There is a bunker and platform to explore if you concur the climb.  The panoramic view are nothing short of being stellar!

Aloha Tower

The Aloha Tower stands as a historic landmark in Honolulu, offering panoramic views of the city and serving as a symbol of Hawaii's warm hospitality and welcoming spirit. 🌺🗼

Another iconic landmark on Oahu…and a personal favorite of Oahu background images. The Aloha Tower was the welcoming port for visitors arriving by ship, before the airlines started flying to Hawaii.

Pan Am Airways was the first to do it in 1935, which was a 16 hour flight from Los Angeles.  The Aloha Tower and port was renovated in 1994, and transformed into the Aloha Tower Marketplace.

Today it welcomes the large cruise ships that come to port.  The tower is beautifully lite at night and worth a visit.

Hawaiian Tikis at the Polynesian Cultural Center

Hawaiian Tikis are iconic carved statues that represent ancient Polynesian deities, serving as symbols of protection, spirituality, and cultural heritage in Hawaiian traditions. 🗿🌺

Part of Hawaiian culture are the Hawaiian Tikis. They are the wooden carved representations of Hawaiian gods, and each has a significant meaning.

You will communally see reproductions and “new” forms of tikis in souvenirs shops and tiki restaurants & bars.  I like the grand size tikis that line the entrance to the Polynesian Cultural Center.  Make sure not to miss them before you enter into the parking lot.

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