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Best Oahu Beaches

Diamond Head Cliffs

  • Small sandy beach running along the base of the cliffs at Diamond Head
  • Generally not crowded on the beach
  • Park on the street and walk down the paved trail
  • Showers at the base of the trail on the beach, no rest rooms
  • This beach is very exposed and on windy days not the best bet but on a calm day it is the most secluded beach within minutes of Waikiki
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Sandy's Beach

  • Located a few minutes past the Halona Blow Hole
  • This is an extremely dangerous beach to swim at due to the waves crashing on the beach
  • Because the waves crash right next to shore it is very entertaining to watch experienced body surfers and boogie boarders ride these dangerous waves
  • Showers and rest rooms are available
  • Often the Wahoo's Fish Taco truck is in the parking lot selling great Mexican food
  • Be cautious and speak to a lifeguard before entering the water at this beach.
  • Plenty of parking.
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Halona Blow Hole

  • Just past Hanauma Bay is this secluded tiny beach.
  • From the lookout you can watch as a lava tube sends water from waves high into the air
  • Parking can be difficult on weekends or holidays
  • A small beach is located just below the blow hole (to the right if you are looking at the ocean.)
  • This is the beach from the film "From Here to Eternity" and is commonly called eternity beach.
  • Be cautious when swimming at this beach when there is large surf, stay close to shore.
  • No rest rooms or showers at this beach.
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Lanikai Beach

  • One of the top 10 beaches in the world
  • White sand and turquoise water
  • Calm with minimal waves
  • No lifeguard on duty, no rest rooms or showers
  • Parking can be difficult on weekends and holidays
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Makapu'u Beach

  • Waves breaking close to shore make this beach dangerous for swimming
  • Beautiful rural surroundings
  • Lifeguard on Duty
  • Showers and rest rooms available
  • Make it a day and go check out Sea Life Park
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Waimea Bay

  • During summer the water is generally calm but in winter months Waimea Bay is best know for huge surf
  • Parking is limited so make sure to get there early
  • Lifeguard on Duty
  • Showers and rest rooms available
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