Explore the

Sand & Surf

From the powerful, pounding waves of the North Shore, to the gentle break in Waikiki – whether you enjoy the crowds or prefer isolation – there is a on Oahu beach just waiting for you.

Waikiki Beach Surfing, Honolulu, Hawaii

South Shore

Kūhiō • Kaimana • Kahala • Ala Moana

Learn to catch a wave like a pro! Kūhiō Beach (Waikiki) has always been a favorite spot to surf, even Hawaiian Royalty used to flock to here and glide along the waves.

Hanauma Bay

Nature Preserve

A dedicated marine life conservation area, Hanauma Bay is home to hundreds of varieties of tropical fish and aquatic creatures. Plan early, this premiere snorkeling destination has limited parking and is closed on Tuesdays.

Windward Oahu

Waimanalo • Kailua • Lanikai

The picturesque Lanikai Beach is ideal for practically every beach-type of activity there is. Go for a soothing stand-up paddle session or Kayak to the twin Mokulua Islands.

North Shore

Haleiwa • Waimea • Sunset

Catch the pros riding wild winter swells while they chase the Triple Crown of Surfing every December and January. Shave ice is a must anytime of year from Haleiwa town!

Leeward Oahu

Ko Olina • Makaha

Float the day away in the calm waters of the Ko Olina lagoons, or watch the sunset from the island’s west side. Pack the reef-safe sunscreen! Leeward Oahu is known for it’s dry sunny climate.

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