The island paradise of Oahu offer over 112 miles of coastline and is home to some of the most famous beaches in the world, like the legendary North Shore, Waikiki Beach, and many other off-the-beaten-path beaches. Whether you’re looking for amazing surfing waves, family friendly swimming spots, or a place to lay down a blanket and watch the sun set, the beaches in Oahu have it all. Explore some popular Oahu beaches below:
This famous 1 ½ mile long beach is the most popular beach destination in Hawaii. It is best known for its long-lasting wave break, which make it the best place in Hawaii to paddle a canoe or learn how to surf.
Tucked away from the tourist, this windward side beach has a mile of powder-soft sugar sand and is a great spot for swimming. With the non-stop trade winds, it is also a fantastic location for windsurfing and sailing.
Ala Moana Beach Park/Magic Island
Just a few minutes from Waikiki, this ½ mile beach is protected by an edging reef, creating smooth, calm waters. Magic Island extends out from the beach and ideal for picnics and swimming.
Located on the windward side of the island, Kailua Beach is a 30-acre public park with green space, picnic tables, a pavilion, boat ramp, and food stands. The Beach is perfect for diving, swimming, sailing and boarding.
The beach known around the world, this site is famous for its amazing winter surf, with waves up to 20 feet. In the summer, the beach calms down and is ideal for swimming, sand sports and people watching.