Fort DeRussy Beach
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Hawaiʻi Army Museum
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Waikiki Ocean Club
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Waikiki Starlight Luau
Enthusiastic pan-Polynesian show, with Samoan fire dancing and hapa haole (literally, ‘half foreign’) hula.
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Fort DeRussy Beach information
Lonely Planet review
Seldom too crowded, this overlooked beauty extends along the shore of a military reservation. Like all beaches in Hawaii, it’s free and open to the public.The only area off-limits to civvies is Hale Koa, a military hotel backing onto the beach, although the hotel’s poolside snack bar sells to beachgoers. The water is usually calm and good for swimming, but it’s shallow at low tide. When conditions are right, windsurfers, bodyboarders and board surfers all play here.
Usually open daily, beach-hut concessionaires here rent bodyboards, kayaks and snorkel sets. In addition to lifeguards, restrooms and outdoor showers, you’ll find a grassy lawn with palm trees offering some sparse shade, an alternative to frying on the sand. A pay parking lot is available in front of the Hawaiʻi Army Museum.